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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


13 February 1918



OPNAV 2897, Our 2628 2272 19581 (Box)

     Department approves and will supply ten fourteen inch guns five mounts necessary train equipment and personnel to erect and completely operate in cooperation with British land forces period The approximate date of readiness for shipment should be June first or before period What will be the port of debarkation period The matter of twenty seven-inch guns will be handled directly with U S Army 15012.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “OP-9-A/OL 2897.”

Footnote 1: The guns in question were naval railway batteries intended for use on the Front. For more on these guns, see: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Sims, 31 January 1918.

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