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.
Cablegram Received August
20, <19> 1918, JCM
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 75
O-1 Aug 20
48 ARD S E C R E T
75 2 army ships FELTORE and CUBORE have been extremely valuable as 32 locomotives could be shipped complete in each. Only ships of this character Army could secure. Recently CUBORE was sunk leaving only FELTORE which Army request shall be specially safeguarded whenever possible 10919 75
Aug 20 725 AM Benson
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp.