Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
File No. <25/13/4>
Cablegram Sent 5 March 1918 WHH
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 4732
Prep. by C-1 SX D.R.
4732. Commander Submarine Flotilla two reports U.S.S. BUSHNELL inadequate as tender to 7 submarines Additional living quarters and storage space needed. Information requested as to whether suitable vessel is available to be assigned to this flotilla for additional living quarters and storage. 18205
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B On 11 March, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations replied that no vessels were, "fit for purpose incidated available now." Ibid.