Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Chronological Copy. File No. <40/2/6>
Cablegram Sent 12 Feb. EWC
To Opnav Washington (For Benson) Serial No. 3902
Prep. by K-3 SX D.R.
3902. MANLEY class destroyers for winter duty in these waters will require an additional longitudinal, each side, extending from Frame twenty to Frame forty-two, midway between centerline and longitudinal swash bulkheads. Pounding in seas here is more severe than that experienced in crossing Atlantic, and stiffening recommended by MANLEY. Board is not sufficient. 21412,
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.