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Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Chronological Copy                              File No.

Cablegram Received March 14 <, 1918.>

Origin Opnav Washington

C-S1    14 Mar.

     24-D.

VERY SECRET

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3849.     Planning Division Five for Stevens. Emergency Fleet corporationfigures show following dead weight tonnage of steel ships delivered January 1st to March 9th in United States

Cargo requisitioned 22 ships 140,316 tons. Contract 2 ships 17,600 tons.

Refrigerate requisitioned 1 ship 10,000 tons. No contract.

Tanker requisitioned 6 ships 72,300 tons. No contract.

Collier requisitioned 1 ship 8,600 tons. No contract.

Total 32 ships 248,816 dead weight tons.

          No wood or composite ships delivered. Will send revised estimate tonnage completed each month 1918 later. Will do all in my power to remedy lack of information.- Signed Gay. 13014.

Benson.

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

Footnote 1: Capt. Nathan C. Twining, Chief of Staff to VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters.

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