Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France
Subject Copy. File No. <40-3-2B>
Cablegram Sent Nov 13, 1918. Y 41
To Comfran Brest Serial No. 9436
Prep. by R-1 D.R. NCT
9436. Vessels in need of regular refits or extensive repairs will be among those first demobilized if they can proceed to United States. Report at once names of those requiring refit, also names of any requiring extensive repairs to reach United States. In case of latter vessels, report conditions with recommendation. No more vessels will be sent to Cammell Lairds or taken in hand for extensive repairs by repair ship until authorized by the Force Commander 172713. 9436
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.