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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations


Chronological Copy.                          File No. <40/3/2>

Cablegram Sent 14 July 1918        ALS

To Opnav Washington                          Serial No. 1128

Prep. by R-2                       SX D.R.


1128 My letter 19727, June 1, Paragraph 4.1 Does Department approve the principle of compensation to British in form of tonnage for the use of repair facilities by our vessels? Admiralty have put forward an estimate of tonnage of merchant ships which they consider would be a fair equivalent in amount of labor required to the average number of men utilized during year 1918 on United States Naval vessels. Recommend that principle be approved and that I be authorized to discuss and arrange details. 02114. 1128


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

Footnote 1: This letter has not been found.

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