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Captain Richard H. Leigh to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


Origin. Corfu.

Date 11th June. <1918>


20. Your 8,1Small barge will assist but will be inadequate for chaser gasoline supply. Must have 250 tons a week for chasers. Gasoline urgently needed now small British tank ship MOZOUK is at Taranto awaits escort for Corfu. Have recommendanded chaser escort; if we do not get this gasoline cannot maintain hunt of line assigned. Plan for operations based upon promise of Navy Department of 1700 tons barge. 16010 20.


Source Note: TCy, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387.

Footnote 1: See: Leigh’s Memorandum of 10 June 1918.