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. 22nd, 1917. MJK
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 2349
Prep. by A-1 COS D.R.
2349. Strongly recommend installation of steam driven kit<e> balloon winches on next twelve destroyers to be commissioned. Ensign Catlin leaves for Washington to-day with drawings and full knowledge of their installation and operations 16422
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.