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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Various Navy Yard Commanders

              Operations-Material            Omat 340

April 3, 1918

APR 4 1918

Navy Yard Portsmouth, N.H.

Navy Yard Boston Mass

Navy Yard New York

Navy Yard Phila, Pa

Navy Yard Norfolk Va.

     Previous orders for removal certain guns from battleships and armored cruisers cancelled1 period No more guns will be removed from battleships or armored cruisers until further orders xxxxx Portsmouth Boston New York Philadelphia Norfolk 13103 <09104>


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. There is a discrepancy with the dating of this cable. Someone typed 3 April but then it was crossed through and a stamped date of 4 April was inserted below the crossed through date. The same is true of the time/date stamp at the end of the text. Someone crossed through the original “13103” and handwrote “09104.” There is a document identifier in the upper right-hand corner: “Mat. 1 E.” Below close is note: “Copy to Bun. C&R, Ord, SE.” These are, presumably, the bureaus of Navigation; Construction and Repair; Ordnance; and Steam Engineering.

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