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 October <24>, 1918. Y-57
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. BN 560
C-3 Oct. 26
Boardsnav 560, Gay to Field, Emergency Fleet reports that in checking keels laid and launchings date a number of keels were laid and ships launched during August without notification of Statistical Section. September report has been corrected accordingly therefore will not check with our 446 first on stock August 31 660[,] deadweight 3391803 second keels laid during September 103 deadweight 508000 third launched during September 93 deadweight 478925 fourth on stock September 30 670 deadweight 3,420,898 fifth launched but not completed September 1st 264 deadweight 1258966 6th completed September 2nd deadweight 356,950 7th launched but not completed September 30 285 deadweight 1,380,941. This sixth item does not correspond with details delivery sent weekly for September. It lacks 2 wooden steamships BAN<A>GO and PAS
ARD<CA>GOULA 3500 deadweight each delivered September 25 and September 30 but reported after October 2.- 16024
Sent: 230 A.M. OCT. 25, 1918.
Recd: 833 A.M. OCT. 25, 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the text.