Lieutenant Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché at Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
C O P Y
File No: 25-9-16
Serial No. 112
Cablegram Received May 01205 <1918> LEM
Origin, Alusna, Rome.
Ref’d to date Action, Notes and Intials.
OS 2 May 5 SX
CS Cabled Rome May 6
N-3 May 7 R. C. H.
See cable 113 from Rome, R.C.H
112. Chief of Staff. Italian Navy submits verbal request through me for submarine chasers for escort and required Submarine Operations Tyrrhanean coast, to be operated by U.S. Navy personnel but gasoline supplied by Italian Government. He would appreciate any number possible. When Ford destroyers are available would appreciate two or more. 15004 112.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387. Document reference: 1/5/6/C/D.”