Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received 28509 MJK
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 2832
<February 9, 1918>
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2832. Your letter Janu<a>ry 18th number 01 – 6741. In addition to Manhattan
d and Narragansett Bay, already taken over for purpose of transportation troops across channel, we are inspecting, for purpose of taking over for same duty, 4 lake steamers which will be utilized if found suitable. Difficult to find right type craft. 12009
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.