Captain Richard H. Leigh to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Date 11th June. <1918>
20. Your 8,Small barge will assist but will be inadequate for chaser gasoline supply. Must have 250 tons a week for chasers. Gasoline urgently needed now small British tank ship MOZOUK is at Taranto awaits escort for Corfu. Have recommendanded chaser escort; if we do not get this gasoline cannot maintain hunt of line assigned. Plan for operations based upon promise of Navy Department of 1700 tons barge. 16010 20.
Source Note: TCy, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387.