Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <30-17-6>
Cablegram Received <November 5, 1918.> Y-3
Origin Opnav Washington. Ser. No. 4570
S1 Nov 6
42 ADR CONFIDENTIAL.
4570. Following regarding nucleus crew situation. Best information indicates 118 destroyers to be delivered during first 8 months of coming calendar year. Nucleus crew numbered to include number 95 provide for 36 of this number, leaving 82 crews tobe supplied between Jan. 1 and August 31, monthly average 10. Will advise you of any indication of speeding up the destroyer output. 11505, 4560
Sent 5:30 a.m. Nov 6
Recd 10:05 a.m. Nov 6
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the text.