Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Chronological Copy. File No. <45-41-1>
Cablegram Sent November 9, 1918. Y-57
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 9348
Prep. by R-2 Sx D.R.
9348.A few of the converted Yachts on war service in European Waters are not in seaworthy condition, and it may not be practicable to place them in condition for return to the United States without expenditures disproportionate to the value of the vessels. In order that proper recommendations may be made in regard to the disposal of all such craft, information by cable is requested, giving the status of each Yacht as regards ownership, that is, which have been purchased by and are the property of the Navy, and which are on charter from the owners with obligation to return at the end of the war. 153509 9348
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.