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Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman, Shipping Control Committee, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, Shipping Board, and Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council

Chronological Copy.                          File No. <42/2/4>

Cablegram Received May <28,1918,> 23428.   SFM1

Origin Opnav, Washington                     Ser. No. S&M 188

     C-S2   May 29

     33 AD

Simsadus.

Boards Navy 138 for Stevens from Franklin. The 25 <“>Lake<”> steamers are now being dispatched.3 3 are in Halifax, Nova Scotia awaiting convoy balance moving forward promptly as possible. Believe majority will be abroad by middle July. Meanwhile consider you should do utmost to continue Swedish charter. 11028. S&M 138.

Benson.       

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

Footnote 1: The initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Sims' Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 3: Lake steamers were small cargo-carrying vessels that had been built for service on the Great Lakes. Due to demands in Europe, they were converted for use in transporting coal and other materials across the English Channel.

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