Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received 4 November 1917.
Origin Opnav Washington. (Benson) Serial No. 961
Via N C B 19 D Date No. 13003
Copies to COS, JVB, PEC File No.
961. Transfer to receiving ship Boston, Mass. via first available conveyance one unit of twenty-five men for each of the three destroyers LITTLE, KIMBERLY, SIGOURNEY and report ratings sent. It is anticipated that destroyers will be completed at rate of eight per month after January first. Men of lower ratings will be transferred to base six via American Line steamers at the rate of one hundred per week to provide men for training. 13003.
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