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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

32 AR

Simsadus.

144. My 128 and 131.1 Revel2 has replied to Minister Marine3 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.

Train                  

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.

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