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 TOH
To Opnav, Washington Serial No. 4948
Prep. by A-1 SX D.R.
4948. Our 4831. 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
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The time/date that appears below Sims’ signature, is a stamp.