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

Cablegram Sent     31 October, 1917.

To   Opnav, Washington.                         Ser. No. 1167

Via  N. C. B. 18 D.          Prep.by N.C.T. Appvd. by N.C.T.1

File No.     

     Copies to: C. of S., J. V. B.2

1167. Your 772, paragraph 4.3 Admiralty inquires whether squadrons of submarine chasers to be available in near future will be allotted to them in accordance with memorandum given Admiral Mayo dated 27 September.4 Could these craft be manned by our personnel. 02331

Sims.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date code at the end of the document is a stamp.

Footnote 1: Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 2: Cmdr. John V. Babcock, one of Sims’ aides.

Footnote 3:See: Benson to Sims, 30 October 1917.

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