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 RES
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 9113
R-2 28 July
9113. Our 8644. Franklin Ship Control Committee has just received following from Curry, 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.