Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bainbridge Colby, United States Shipping Board, to Sir Joseph P. Maclay, Minister of Shipping

Chronological Copy.                           File No. <46/4/>

Cablegram Received    February <12, 1918> 05113. DTB

Origin     Opnav Washington            Serial No. 2898

C-1 13 FCD.

21 D

Simsadus.

2898. For Sir Joseph MacLay. Situation mentioned in your cable receiving our most earnest attention.1 We have consolidated management of all tonnage under a single direction with the idea of getting increased use from available tonnage and we will do our utmost to comply with any specific request you may make. You know situation almost as well as we. I am leaving for New York today to confer with Shipping Control Committee and hope to be able to cable you some specific reassuring facts to-morrow. signed B. Colby 16012

Benson             

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

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