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. <31/7/2>
<February 9, 1918.>
Cablegram Received  Feb 1918 IWC
Origin Opnav Washington ( Bunav) Ser. No. 2854
S-1 [word obliterated]
2854. As complement of officers new destroyers upto August 1st almost complete request you send no more officers home until requested by Bureau of Navigation. In view of large building program of destroyers recommend you transfer no more officers from destroyers to other duty. Use excess officers of patrol Force Squadron 2 Divisions 4 and 5 at Gibraltar at discretion. 17209.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.