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Rear Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                          File No. <31-7-2>

Cablegram Received <August 26, 1918.>

Origin Opnav Washington                      Ser. No. 508

S-1  Aug 27

Clear.

Simsadus

508. 33391 Numbers as stated satisfactory to Bureau. Bureau has under orders to you for destroyers all of 66 Regular Officers agreed upon in old schedule 22 in June thirty in August and fourteen in November. Bureau will continue to send Officers to make up 25 additional regulars requested. Arrangements have worked out to Bureau’s entire satisfaction 12026       508

9:13 AM August 27, 1918.                          Admiral Palmer

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the message’s text.

Footnote 1: This document has not been found. For more on this subject, see: Bureau of Navigation to Sims, 15 August 1918; and Sims to Bureau of Navigation, 18 August 1918.

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