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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations



To:  Opnav Washington.                        Serial No. 1390.

Via: N C B 18 R                Prep. by JVB    Appvd. by NCT1

File No. 25/9/17/  

Copies to:     COS, JVB.

1390. Your 1043.2 I am informed request for trawlers was contained in Admiralty Staff paper of September 27, given to Admiral Mayo.3 Your 7724 referred only to yachts, tugs and submarine chasers. Admiralty inquires if assistance of trawlers can be given and if so approximate dates of availability. 08111.


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

Footnote 1: Cmdr. John V. Babcock, an aide on Sims’ staff, and Capt. Nathan C. Twining, Sims’ chief of staff.

Footnote 2: This document has not been found.

Footnote 3: Adm. Henry T. Mayo, Commander, Atlantic Fleet. See: British Admiralty Memorandum, 27 September 1917.