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

Chronological Copy.                File No. <30/1/3>

Cablegram Received  July <1,1918.> 04504     TOH1

Origin Opnav, Washington. Bunav         Ser. No. 7974

S-1  4 July



7974.     Bureau will have personnel requested for torpedo repair station ready for transfer prior to August 1st. 70 men requested for Base 62 will be sent at earliest possible date. Numerous other drafts of men already en route prior to receipt of your 37.3 If these additional drafts of men including move <more> men for Base 6 than can be accommodated request you divert excesses to August 1st 9 and August 1st 17 and 18.4 11301 7974


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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Base 6 in Queenstown.

Footnote 3: Document referred to has not been found.

Footnote 4: Base 9 is Gibraltar, 17 is Inverness, and 18 is Invergordon.