Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <3-7-2>
Cablegram Received May, <2, 1918.> 20405 GSM
Origin Opnav, Washington (Bunav) Ser. No. [obliterated] 5623
S-1 3 May
5623. 7228. On account of very large building program consider it advis
eable for no transfer of Officers of any character be made from destroyer force except in case of great urgency. 13302 5623
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The hand-written date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable. It appears the serial number was originally mistyped and completely marked out, with the correct number typed after the removed one.