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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. <42/4/1>

Cablegram Received  July <27, 1918.> 92028  RES1

Origin Opnav Washington            Ser. No. 9113

     R-2 28 July

     29 ADR



9113. Our 8644. Franklin2 Ship Control Committee has just received following from Curry,3 London QUOTE: Army Authorities have now requested us to take over Lake steamers. Have replied that we await your reply UNQUOTE. Franklin sent to Curry QUOTE: Comply with Army wishes UNQUOTE. What action has been taken our 8644 and is Curry familiar with situation. 14027. 9113.


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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: See: Benson to Sims, 17 July 1918. Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman of the Shipping Control Committee in New York.

Footnote 3: Maj. P. A. Curry, British Army, Director of Transports for the British Ministry of Shipping.

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