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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Flag Officers in European Waters

Subject Copy.                          File No. <27-2-9>

Cablegram Sent March 2, 1918. TOM1

To See below                  Serial No. See below

Prep. by M-4                SX     D.R.

24 R               

1147—Comfran, Brest.

 967—Melvus, Queenstown.

 625—Senafloat, Gibraltar.

 422—Senafloat, Ponta del Gada.2

After three inch gun on seven hundred fifty ton destroyers and after torpedo tube on four hundred twenty ton destroyers will be landed to permit installation of improved equipment for large number depth charges. 22002

SIMS               

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

Footnote 1: Initials of transcriber.

Footnote 2: These were the cable addresses of the headquarters for the following officers: RAdm. Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Patrol Squadrons Operating in European Waters; Capt. Joel R. Poinsett Pringle, Chief of Staff, Destroyer Flotillas; RAdm. Albert P. Niblack, Commander, United States Patrol Sqaudron Based at Gibraltar; Herbert O. Dunn,Commander, Azores Detachment, Atlantic Fleet.

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