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


Chronological Copy.                          File No.

<25, 1918>              

Cablegram Received       January 8327

Origin <Opnav> Washington                      Serial No. 2450

C S 2  Jan 27

     27 ARD


2450. British authorities here have cabled that wheat if possible, failing wheat, corn or food stuffs can be supplied as cargoes for sailing vessels. It is believed best that ships be dispatched singly as more secrecy and promptness may be had. Inform department of decision made. 19025.


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

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