Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No. <40/3/2>
Cablegram Sent 13 December 1917.
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 2095.
Prep. by NCT D.R.
2095. Your 186 and 291. Request information number and date arrival repair ships. Additional facilities Brest very urgently needed. PANTHER unable to meet demands. Yachts and destroyers and shore facilities wholly inadequate owing lack labor. Propose assign first ship to arrive to Brest and none to Bordeaux until necessity for basing ships there arises. 06313
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The number at the end of the cable is a stamp.