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Naval History and Heritage Command

Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transportation Council, to Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board

Chronological Copy.           File No. <42-2-4>

     Cablegram Received  April <16, 1918> 09017   MJK1

Origin    Opnav Washington.             Ser. No. 3020

     C 3 17 April

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5020. Boards Navy 71 for Stevens from Hurley Urgent. I have persuaded Chas. M. Schwab president Bethlehem Steel to accept position with Fleet Corporation as Director General in charge of shipbuilding, Piez still retains the vice-presidency.2 He comes to Washington immediately Am confident that his efforts will conspicuously speed up ship construction Everybody here thoroughly gratified 23016 5020

Benson.  

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten and is confirmed by time and date stamp.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: President Charles M. Schwab and Vice President Charles Piez, of the Emergency Fleet Corporation.