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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Cablegram Received Jan<uary 11, 1918,> 23311 TCH

Origin Opnav, Washington                        Ser. No. 2127

Ref’d to      Date      ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS

CS1     12 Jan

     21 ADR

VERY SECRET

Simsadus.

2127.     Your 2794.2 Policy indicated in that cable approved. Steps will be taken to expedite the fitting out and dispatch abroad of first flotilla of 72 chasers. Another flotilla of 72 will be organized and dispatched as soon as possible. Get in touch with French Authority<ies> and ascertain what use the 50 assigned to them is being put. 15011

Benson   

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Chief of Staff Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

 

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