Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent 8 January 1918. ROC
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No 2782
Prep. by [A-1?] [BL?] D.R.
2782. Regarding Opnav’s memorandum 31 G of December 20. In view of critical oil fuel situation suggest Department consider carefully advisability of including SHAWMUT class oil burning mine layers in Mining Forces. 22008,
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.