Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent Dec. 5, 1917
To Opnav, Washington Serial No. 1895
Prep. by BAL NCT D.R.
1895. Urgent. Admiralty propose to convert two hospital ships for cargo work and suggest that if U. S. propose to fit hospital ships that much time and money can be saved by a transfer of equivalent tonnage. Early reply requested so as not to delay work. 22005
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Filed as “Subject Copy” in the upper-left corner. Identifying marker “19 D” appears below the initials.