Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, Shipping Board, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, Shipping Board, and Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council

Chronological Copy.                          File No. <42/2/4>

Cablegram Received 23331 March EWS

Origin Opnav, Washington                             Ser. No. 4446

C-3   31-3-18

25 D.

Simsadus.

4446.     Boards 38 For Stevens from Hurley. Have chartered from Russian Volunteer Fleet on bare boat basis following 7 ships OMSK loaded with cotton for Liverpool. We will deliver cargo.

          NOVGOROD and YAROSLAV en route to British ports. We have option take delivery British or American port.

          IRTYSH en route to New York.

          KISHINEV NIJNI NOVOGOR<O>D and TOULA now at Seattle, Washington.     Unlimited trade . Our requisition rate implies Duration six months after war we agree however to restore vessels or equal tonnage upon demand if commerce with Russia resumed regularly before termination charter. Value event loss to be ascertained. 01301 4446.

Benson.      

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

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