George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Professor J. A. Field, Staff of United States Shipping Board
Chronological Copy. File No. <42/2/4>
Cablegram Received <July 10, 1918,> 07311 EJW
Origin Opnav Washington. Ser.No. BN 229
C S 11 July
Boards Navy 229. From Gay to Field. Your 279 to Supplement Boards Navy 219. Navy requires 10 Colliers each of 5000 D W tons at earliest possible date. Also need 4 cargo vessels each of 5000 D W tons before September to carry cargoes to Europe. Tank ships not yet available. This complete answer to your 279. Details going by pouches attached Secrists report number 121. 18010.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.