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

Cross Chanell Transport               24 March 1918.  RES

Opnav, Washington                                  5547

O-1                    SX              24-D

5547.  Your 4122.1 Lake boats desired to expedite cross channel service. They will be very useful.  5547



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

Footnote 1: See: William S. Benson to Sims, 22 March 1918. By “Lake” boats, they were referring to vessels used on the Great Lakes.

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