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Bureau of Yards and Docks to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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File No.<4-17-55>

Cablegram Received March <12, 1918.>  WHH

Origin Opnav Washington                         Ser. No. 3779

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13 March

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<C-1 Paris->

<SWO 3/14/18 R/T as our 1611 to Paris RLK>


3779._4647._To Comndr. European Forces from Bu. Yards and Docks.Three 4-stall steel kite bal<l>oon hangers ordered shipment approximately April first. Stall 39 feet wide 40 feet clear height 100 feet deep. Canvas curtains to be supplied. Forty six ninety seven vertical rolling steel doors that roll up into hood ordered for all sea plane hangars. Shipment to commence April fifteenth. Location of adjacent hangars not dependent upon door clearance. Forty-eight sixteen additional one inch by four feet anchor bolts ordered for dirigible hangars. 16212.


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

Footnote 1: Lt. Cmdr. Walter A. Edwards, the head of the Aviation Section on Sims’ staff.

Footnote 2. Capt. Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, Naval Aiviation Force, Foreign Service, and Lt. (j. g.) E. H. McCormick

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