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Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <42-2-4>

          Cablegram Received <September 10, 1918.> Y-12

Origin    Opnav Washington.            Ser. No. BN 416

     C-3       Sept 11

42 ADR                  CONFIDENTIAL

Simsadus

     Boards Navy number 416 referring to shipmission number 449.1 We are into War Dept. every steamer that can possibly be spared from the essential trade but even this course will not result in sufficient tonnage for the steadily increasing requirements ofthe army. We recognize the necessity of making every effort and sacrifice and are working with this solely in mind.

     Franklin2 and I are anxious to keep in close touch with the tonnage situation. Advise us fully as to developmments. Signed Hurley. 13010       416

Benson                       

10:52 AM Sept. 11, 1918.     

N.B. “We are into War Dept. every” comes clear.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

Footnote 2: Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman of the Shipping Control Committee, New York.

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