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. <14/2/4>

Cablegram Sent      March 10, 1918      TOH1

To Opnav, Washington                     Serial No. 4948

Prep. by A-1              SX     D.R.

21 D          

4948.     Our 4831.2 It is not intention to discourage manufacture and development of dirigibles in the United States which it is believed should be encouraged. Our 4831 intended only to cancel order for British zero type as it has been found possible to substitute larger French Airships in our program. 4948

SIMS

16410    

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The time/date that appears below Sims’ signature, is a stamp.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: This cable has not been found.

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