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Surgeon General of the Navy Doctor William C. Braisted, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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File No.<19-3-1>

Cablegram Received March <12, 1918.> 06212. ROC.|1|

Origin Opnav Washington (Bumed)                 Ser. No. 3764

Ref’d. to




12 Mar.


<Cabled Opnav March 14 NCT>1



<See our 5142 to Opnav>2 H.M.3

     23 D.


374. Our 3252. Your 4632. Our 3494.4 Do you desire U. S. S. MERCEY <MERCY> at Base 65 pending delay in establishment hospital on shore.6 Signed Braisted. 12012.


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

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

Footnote 2: This document (also referenced in the note by Twining above)-presumably the reply to the question asked below-has not been subsequently located.

Footnote 3: Lt. Cmdr. Herbert H. Michael, a member of Sims' staff.

Footnote 5: Queenstown, Ireland.

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