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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters to the Bureau of Navigation

Chronological Copy.                          File No.     <21/4/2> 

               Cablegram Sent July 11, 1918       JCM

To   Opnav, Washington. (For Bunav)          Serial No. 1033

Prep. by S-1                       SX D.R.

                                             Clear

1033 Your 8221.1 In addition to nucleus crews2 called for last number of which is 45, am assembling seven more necleus crews to be sent to United States during July. Request these additional seven crews be assigned numbers and I be informed the Destroyers to which they will be assigned and Receiving Ships to which they should be sent. 23211 1033

Sims.    

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

Footnote 1: This cable has not been found.

Footnote 2: Nucleus crews were selected personnel taken from the destroyers then serving in European waters who were sent to the United States to form the nucleus of the crews for the new destroyers then being built.

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