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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. <31-7-2>

Cablegram Received July <27, 1918.> 04328    TOH1

Origin Opnav, Washington.                    Ser. No. 9156

S-1  31 July

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Simsadus.

9156.     Assemble following nucleus crew and transfer them as soon as convenient to nearest Receiving Ship in United States for further transfer to Receiving Ships nearest builders yard Number 53 for destroyer 108 U.S.S. WILLIAMS Receiving Ship Mare Island, Cal., Number 54 destroyer 109 U.S.S. CRANE Receiving Ship Mare Island, Cal. Number 55 destroyer 122 U.S.S. BREESE Receiving Ship Norfolk, Va., Number 56 destroyer 123 U.S.S. GAMBLE Receiving Ship Norfolk, Va., Number 57 destroyer 125 U.S.S. TATNALL Receiving Ship Philadelphia, Pa. Number 58 destroyer 126 U.S.S. BADGER. Receiving Ship Philadelphia, Pa., Number 59 destroyer 127 U.S.S. TWIGGS Receiving Ship Philadelphia, Pa., Number 60 destroyer 143 U.S.S. YARNALL Receiving Ship Philadelphia, Pa., Number 61 destroyer 164 U.S.S. CROSBY Receiving Ship Boston, Mass., Number 62 destroyer 165 U.S.S. MEREDITH Receiving Ship Boston, Mass., Number 63 destroyer 166 U.S.S. BUSH Receiving Ship Boston, Mass., Number 64 destroyer 264 U.S.S. McLANAHAN Receiving Ship Boston, Mass., Number 65 U.S.S. EDWARDS Receiving Ship, Boston, Mass., Number 66 destroyer 296 U.S.S. CHAUNCEY Receiving Ship Mare Island, Cal. In transfer orders of men request you when arrive in United States men to be 2 weeks leave prior to reporting on board Receiving Ships.     15127     9156

Benson        

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

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