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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

Subject Copy.                               File No. <5/9/16>

              Cablegram Sent      August <3> 1918.

To     Opnav Washington.               Serial No. 2260

Prep. by C-4                      NCT D.R. SX

                        31 ADR.


2260 My 8817.1 Request information as to action likely to be taken. Thirty-six more Chasers can be used to great advantage on the Otranto Barrage if they can be spared from those already built. This is not to be construed as recommending further construction of vessels of this type. 01003. 2260.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: See: Sims to Benson, 1 June 1918.

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