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Commander Paul Foley and L. I. Thomas to Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board

Action Copy.                                File No. <46-4-1>

Cablegram Received July <20, 1918.> 07421 ALS

Origin Opnav Washington                          Ser. No. 8823

Ref’d to




21 July

<Copy to Mr Thomas 7/22/18 EmC>1

31 ADR


8823 Hurleys no 13 for Foley & Thomas your 18 supplementing our 12<.>2 Both governments now agree regarding marketing kerosene on 1913 percentage basis of each area irrespective of volume and source of origin. Paragraph 1

     We agree that future requirements of kerosene being based provisionally on 1917 consumption but British figures of 1917 consumption should be closely scrutinized by you and your conclusion reported to us. Especially telegraph particulars by countries how figures 2,041,000 tons is obtained. Paragraph 2

     You should fully investigate and report nearest approximate amount eastern kerosene that will be obtained from each source as well as quantities required to be sent from America. Paragraph 3

     Regarding British present program referred your telegram 18. 1st we agree 2nd  in view of ability America supply all British needs in U.K. and in France of aviation Naphtha of satisfactory quality we do not appreciate any necessity for continuing shipment 36,000 aviation Naphtha Sumatra to UK 3rd  we agree provided shipments are restricted to extent requirements for consumption Egypt and Mediterranean Sea signed Hurley 22020 8823


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable. This copy is printed on a form, and the heading material appears again on the second page, though most of the spaces/boxes are not filled in.

Footnote 1: These are probably the initials of Lt. (j.g.) E. H. McCormick, Reserve Force. McCormick was a member of Sims’ Communication Section, and it seems likely that he was the officer to forward this communication on to Foley and Thomas.

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