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Commissioner, Shipping Control Committee, to Commander Paul Foley and L. I. Thomas

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <46-4-1>

Cablegram Received April <4, 1918.> 06608   TOH1

Origin   Opnav, Washington                  Ser. No. XXXX 4568

     O-2  5 April

          21 D


4558 <4568>. Foley and Thomas. Your 5647 and 5749.2 In view of increased demand for tonnage for troops little prospect any oil shipment double bottoms of American steamers during next 4 <or> 5 months and later will depend upon developments. Your 57503 is not understood Signed Commissioner Control Committee. 13004 4568



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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber. This cable was authored by “Commissioner Control Committee.” Philip A.S. Franklin was chairman of the Shipping Control Committee; the other commissioners were Henry H. Raymond and Sir Connop Guthrie, who represented the British Ministry of Shipping. Presumably then, Raymond authored this cable.

Footnote 2: Neither of these cables have been found.

Footnote 3: This cable has not been found.

Footnote 4: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations.

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