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

Subject Copy.                              File No. 28-11-3

CABLEGRAM SENT November 9th<8,> 1918.  Y 3

To   Opnav, Washington .                    Serial No. 9319

Prep. by   M-4                     D.R.  SX

42 ARD            


9319  In view changes general political and military situation Mediterranean Sea, have ordered Captain Murfin1 discontinue all work connection establishment base at Bizerta2 and prepare abandon that base immediately. 193208  9319


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

Footnote 1: Capt. Orin G. Murfin.

Footnote 2: The base at Bizerta was intended to be the staging area for mining projects in the Mediterranean. See: Sims to William S. Benson, 2 October 1918.

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