Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <25/2/14>

Cablegram Sent     March 6th, 1918    HJK1

To   Opnav Washington (Buseng)2  Serial No. 4709

Prep. by C-4       COS3    D.R.

24 D.             

4709.     After two months’ service under war conditions, British naval officers using American radio telephones express great satisfaction with their efficiency. During recent eight days’ channel search, these telephones in successful service entire time though in hands of untrained personnel. Please send one trawling wire outfit and four sets radio telephone complete with batteries to: Commander US NAVAL FORCES in France, Brest, France,4 and mark shipment cable request number 4709 01205

SIMS.        

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Bureau of Steam Engineering.

Footnote 3: Capt. Nathan C. Twining, Sims’ Chief of Staff.

Footnote 4: RAdm. Henry B. Wilson.

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