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Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Vice Admiral William S. Sim, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Action Copy.                       File No. <31-1-12>

Cablegram Received  99597     July <27, 1918,> JCD

Origin Opnav Washington (Bunav)         Ser. No. 9098

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Date

ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS

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27 July

<CAD   July 27 1918>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simsadus.

9098.     1723 suggest you detach enough officers who have been licensed Merchant Officers from ships of the patrol squadron and order them to duty connection fitting out the GUFFY.1 Authorized appoint Commander Mine Force enrolling officer for class three officers and men. 09027   9098

Admiral Palmer.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp.

Footnote 1: The U.S.S. J.M. Guffey, was an oil tanker chartered by the United States Navy.

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