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

Chronological Copy.                        File No. <49-8-1>

Cablegram Received    April <19, 1918.> 03020  TCH

Origin   Opnav Washington                  Ser. No. 5105

CS-2  20 APR

33 ADR


5105. Your 6699.1 Department making every effort possible to get chasers across. Member Consulting Board embarrassing Navy Department by insisting upon new type in large numbers.2 In view of this your message not understood. Explain immediately your position in this matter.3 11019  5105


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 2: Presumably, this was William L. Saunders, who was chairman of the Naval Consulting Board.

Footnote 3: See: Sims to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 20 April 1918.

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