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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

December 6, 1917.       

To   Opnav Washington (Bunav)1    Serial No. 1916

Prep by S 12                 B5QS

18 D          

1916.     Request no additional men be sent for destroyer force or for mining operations until further request is made. 626 men in Queenstown barracks. Barracks at present not fully equipped and medical officer advises that no more men be quartered there in present condition. 23406.

Sims.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document is a : “Subject Copy.

Footnote 1: RAdm. Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.

Footnote 2: First Sea Lord, Adm. Sir John R. Jellicoe, R.N.

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