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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

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  August: <1, 1918.>  09402     TCR1

     Origin Opnav Washington.           Serial No.9340

Ref’d to

Date

Action, Notes and Initials

R-2

2 Aug.

L.B.M. Shown to C.S.2

P-1

F.N.S.

O-1

B.N.

C-A

 

     29 ADR    CONFIDENTIAL

Simsadus.

9340. 2038.3 Question of additional tenders has been carefully considered and it is decided that for present due to ship situation here conversion of more vessels to tenders is out of question and that development of present repair basesto support tenders en route and now based abroad is only practicable solution of question. 09101  9340

Benson             

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

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