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

Chronological Copy.                               File No.

               Cablegram Sent      24 June EWC <18>

To        Opnav, Washington.                      Serial No. 99.

Prep. by  C-1                           SX D.R.

                                         33 ARD

SECRET.

99. Your 7575.1 It is noted that vessels destined to Marseilles are much larger than type recommended in my 8289.2 As sinkings in the Mediterranean are larger than in any other part of European Waters it is considered desirable not to send most valuable ships into this area. 00525.

99 SIMS. 

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

Footnote 1: This document has not been located. For a good summary of its contents, however, see: Sims to Albert P. Niblack, 25 June 1918.

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