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 <8, 1918> 07109. ROC
Origin Opnav Washington Serial No. 3641
Ref’d to Date Action, Notes and Initials
R-1 9 March Answered by Cable March 9,1918 N.
21 ADR C.A.
3641. Your 4550. Principle involved and change recommended approved except as follows, Department believes it would be bad policy to withdraw any artisans from British Army to furnish additional dock-yard labor needed as it would be a more efficient arrangement of total <f>ighting and working force for us to furnish labor ourselves from our non-drafted untrained fighting men. 19008.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.