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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 10, 1918,> 07311    EJW1

Origin Opnav Washington.      Ser.No. BN 229

C S2     11 July

31 ADR.

Simsadus.

Boards Navy 229. From Gay to Field. Your 279 to Supplement Boards Navy 219.3 Navy requires 10 Colliers each of 5000 D W4 tons at earliest possible date. Also need 4 cargo vessels each of 5000 D W tons before September to carry cargoes to Europe. Tank ships not yet available. This complete answer to your 279. Details going by pouches attached Secrists report number 121.5 18010.

Benson.       

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

Footnote 1: Initials of transcriber.

Footnote 2: Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 3: See: Gay to Field, 5 July 1918.

Footnote 4: Draught Weight Tons.

Footnote 5: Secret Report No. 121 and cable No. 279 have not been found.

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