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Chester N. Greenough, Emergency Fleet Corporation, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                          File No. <42-2-4>

Cablegram Received  <August 24, 1918.>

Origin    Opnav, Washington                  Ser. No. BN 378

     C-5 25 Aug.

     31 ARD         CONFIDENTIAL.

Simsadus.

Boards Navy 378 Your 434 and 3991 Emergency Fleet Corporation furnishes following figures for steel wood and composite steamers complete to date

First on stock July 1st

594 dead weight 3,113,6412

Second keels laid in July

119 dead weight   713,475

Third launched in July

124 dead weight   634,186

Fourth on stock July 31st

589 dead weight 3,192,930

Fifth launched but not completed July 1st

147 dead weight   687,476

Completed during July

 41 dead weight   226,657

Launched but not completed July 31st

230 dead weight 1,091,051.

 

Above figures replace those given in our 344.3 Details by pouch

Signed Greenough. 14024.

Benson4      

155PM Aug 25 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.

Footnote 1: Documents referred to have not been found.

Footnote 2: The first number in this column refers to the number of vessels, and the second is the total dead weight of the vessels.

Footnote 3: Document referred to has not been found.

Footnote 4: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations. Benson (or someone on his staff) sent this cable on Greenough’s behalf.

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