Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Bureau of Navigation
Chronological Copy. File No. <31-7-2>
Cablegram Sent August 12, 1918 JCM
To Opnav Washington (For Bunav) Serial No. 2817
Prep. by S-1 D. R.
2817 Your 9555. Strongly recommend assignment of regular officers of rank of Lieutenant Commander or Commander as Division Commanders Eagle Boats. Not to command a boat. Experience with Chasers clearly demonstrates urgent necessity of constant supervision by experienced officer. The task to be undertaken by vessels of this type of most difficult demanding skill, nautical experience and training in order to secure efficient service. At least two regular officers should be assigned to each Eagle Boat 192812. 2817
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.