Lieutenant Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché in Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED June <1, 1918.> 22301 RHS
Alusna Rome Ser No 144
CS 2 2 June
144. My 128 and 131. Revel has replied to Minister Marine regarding the steamers for Northern Barrage. He declines to send them stating that owing to sending several transports to United States these 2 steamers will be required to transport troops Libia. Their place will be taken by BASI<LI>CATA and CAMPANIA as station ship and Corfu. The Naval Attache hears that Minister now states that he is powerless do more in this regard. 14001. 144.
Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identification numbers “28-2-1” appear in the upper-right corner.
1. The former document has not been found. For the latter, see: Train to Sims, 21 May 1918.
2. VAdm. Paolo Thaon di Revel, Italian Chief of Naval Staff and Fleet Commander.
3. RAdm. Arturo Triangi de Maderno.