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.
VICE ADMIRAL SIMS
Your 3566 (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.”