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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  July <24, 1918,> 11125   JCM1

Origin Opnav Washington (Secnav)        Serial No. 8963

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Action, Notes and Initials


July 25




     33 ADR


8963 Department does not approve the principle recommendation in reference. New American shipping is urgently needed for War purposes and will when completed be used as such by this government. It is considered that just compensation for labor and material can be fixed for the repair of American vessels in British ports and the Department believes that settlement should be made along these lines 12034 <12024,> 8963


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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

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

Footnote 3: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations.

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