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

Chronological Copy.                        File No. <30-1-31>

Cablegram Received <September 23, 1918.> Y5

Origin Opnav Washington                      Ser. No. 1996

C-1       23 Sept

43 ADR                       SECRET.


1996. Following are sailing tank ships balance September and October for Brest, France<:>

          USS MAUMEE 30th September 7700 tons

          USS H L PRATT and

USS W L STEED 4th October 10,000 and 8,000 respectively

USS HISKO 8th October 9000 tons;

     For Devonport 8th October

          USS CH<I>ENAMPA 9000.

     As this balance brings total for September and October above your requirements your recommendations desired. 10023. 1996.


Sent 11 PM 23 Sept 1918.

Recd 216 A 23 Sept 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of cable.

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