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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

Benson <Opnav.>

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.

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