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Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


February 16, 1918.      



OPNAV 3046

Your 35661 (BOX) Careful inquiries have been made comma it is not considered practicable to release any more of the coastwise steamship traffic by replacements with sailing vessels period This idea has already been thoroughly worked over 18016


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “OP-19-D...OL-3046.” Hand-written note below close: “Ministry of Shipping asks about use of sailing vessels for wheat.”

Footnote 1: The British Ministry of Shipping suggested that the shortage of tonnage might be filled by the use of sailing vessels and asked Sims to relay this idea to the Navy Department. Sims to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 2 February 1918, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

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