Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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>

     CS [numbers/letters obliterated]

VERY SECRET.

Simsadus.

2832. Your letter Janu<a>ry 18th number 01 – 6741.1 In addition to Manhattand 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

Benson.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

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