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
508. 3339 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.