Bureau of Navigation to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <31-7-2B>
Cablegram Received August
10<9,> 1918. SFM
Origin Opnav, Washington Bunav Ser. No. 9586
9586. Present estimates show following deliveries of destroyers for remainder calendar year:
Nucleus crews for August, September, October deliveries now on board Receiving Ship. All nucleus crews for November deliveries either on Board Receiving Ship or ordered. Of 16 deliveries for December 5 have been either ordered or are already on Board Receiving Ship <11> additional nucleus crews which have not been ordered yet therefore necessary for vessels to be delivered prior to January 1st, 1919. 14209. 9586.
9:40 a.m. August 10, 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the cable.