Admiral William s. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM Received March 15, 1918.
Origin: Opnav. Washington.
3896. Ship Control Commission
purposes <proposes> withdraw cross-channel service the larger ships now used by Per ishing and substituting in same work about 20 steamers LAKE HURON type. Should these ships be armed and manned with Armed Guard<?>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.