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. <30-1-2>
Cablegram Received <April 26, 1918> 01428 RES
Origin Opnav, Washington (Bunav) Ser. No. 5416
CS-1 28 Apr
5416. Bureau of Navigation regrets that owing to shortage of transportation to Great Britain it has been necessary at this time to transfer men for ultimate destination in Great Britain to point in France from which further transfer will be necessary. Bureau of Navigation trusts that Force Commander understands that every effort being made to comply Force Commander’s request for men without delay and as expeditiously and directly as possible. 13326. 5416.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.