Captain Orin G. Murfin, Aide to Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, Commander, Mine Force, Atlantic Fleet, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Action Copy. File No. 28-11-3
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <October 3, 1918.> Y-5
Origin Bizerta (Com. Min. Force (Atl) Ser. No. Bizerta #1
Ref’d to Date Action, Notes and Initials
M-4 Oct 9 TAT
PRIORITY From O.G. Murfin. Possible sites for Base here are very poor. No piers or other facilities to be had. Freshwater very scarce and supply much limited. Have selected a tentative site. Final decision on selection to be made by me tomorrow when French authorities will let me know whether or not it is possible to construct a pier suitable for our work within the limit of time set by me. 154203. 1.
Sent 6:21 P Oct 8 1918
Recd 4:05 AM Oct 09 1918
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.