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George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Professor J. A. Field, Staff of United States Shipping Board

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <42-2-4>

Cablegram Received <July 2, 1918.> 08004 EJK

Origin    Opnav Washington                  Ser. No. BN 207

C-3 4 July

29 ADR.


Boards Navy 207. From Gay to Field your 257.1 First loss by enemy activities 1 steam tank ship 7,157 gross tons 10,339 dead weight; 2 other steamers 5,913 gross 6,900 dead weight. Loss by Marine Risk one steamer other than tank ship 5,426 gross 7,175 dead weight; 1 sailing tank ship 1,934 gross; 6 other vessels sailing 8782 gross. Sold Navy 2 steamers other than tank ship 7468 gross 2554 dead.

          Second gained by Construction of<:> built for Emergency Fleet Corporation under contract 6 steamers other than tank ships 25,249 gross 37,050 dead; requisitioned 5 steam tank ships 31,433 gross 45,125 dead; 31 Steamers other than tank ships 122,026 gross 174,498 dead; built for private owner 1 steam tank ship 1370 gross; 5 steamers other than tank ships 9862 gross; 8 sailing vessels other than tank ships 9238 gross. 3rd no data available now. 4th American documented seagoing merchants vessels of 500 gross and over 1 June 1918 1091 steam and gas vessels 3754 484 gross 757 sailing vessels 857,842 gross tonnage. Full details go by pouch. 09002.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

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