Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bureau of Navigation to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                     File No. <21-7-2>

Cablegram Received <August 15, 1918,> TWC1

Origin Opnav, Washington (Bunav).       Ser. No. 9949

          S-1 16 Aug.

42 ADR.             CONFIDENTIAL.

Simsadus.

9949. Due to further delay in destroyer building program it is requested that the number of officers to be ordered home for destroyers be reduced to 4 torpedo officers and 2 Commanding Officers for September, 11 Commanding Officers 1 Executive Officer 4 Engineer Officers and 7 Torpedo Officers for October and 22 Commanding officers 22 Executive officers and 22 Engineer officers and 23 Torpedo officers for the month of November. All of these officers to be ordered as near first of each month named as possible.2 12215 9949.

Benson.  

3 PM Aug 16 1918.            

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

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