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George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, Shipping Board, and Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council


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

Cablegram Received  March <20, 1918.> 10021 RES

Origin Opnav Washington                       Ser. No. 4068

C-S1     21 Mar

     21 ADR


4068. Boards 12 for Stevens. . . .

     The first embargo list will be cabled tomorrow to all American Consuls. you can obtain it from Consul Skinner.2 It is long list of least essential imports total saving approximately 530,000 long tons.3 Impossible to estimate dead weight tonnage saved.4 Press statement Friday or Saturday. Second list of larger tonnage saving is now prepared circulate among Government Departments. Hope to issue this list in ten days. Signed Gay. 22020. 4068.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten but is confirmed by the time/date stamp following the text of the message.

Footnote 1:  Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 2: Robert P. Skinner, United States Consul-General, London.

Footnote 3: A long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds.

Footnote 4: Deadweight tonnage is the measure of how much a ship can carry.

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