Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Bureau of Navigation
Subject Copy. File No. <30-[1?]-3>
Cablegram Sent Y-4 15 September <14> 1918
To Opnav Washington (Bunav) Serial No. 4572
Prep. by S-1 SX D.R.
4752 My 1176. Request Bureau make every effort to send replacements for the neculeus [i.e., nucleus] crews requested therein monthly. This request is permanent and other requests for Base 6 are in addition thereto as always noted. The receipt of these replacement crews promptly each month is absolutely necessary for the continued and prompt sending of the monthly quote of neculeus crews to the United States. This program at the present time jeopardized by not receiving monthly quotas. 010214 4752
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the text of the cable.