Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent Nov. 22, 1918 Y-94
To Opnav Washington Serial 285
Prep. by M-4 SX
285 Recommend suspend shipment of all ordnance materials including Aviation ordnance. Special attention invited to following. Suspension manufacture and shipment material intended for shipment to Europe for Naval Railway Batteries. This does not apply to manufacture material for experi
mants<ments> super gun or type gun car at home. Suspension shipments includes light projectiles. Suspension preparation and shipment all mine material including that for Northern Barrage. Suspend shipment armor piercing gas shell for Battleship Divisions six and nine, all target practice ammunition. Admiral Benson concurs in all of foregoing. Recommend 7 inch gun company both personnel and material now Azores be sent home. Request information what disposition should be made of 3 inch guns loaned Portuguese. Torpedo Repair Station Base Six will be demobilized and all material except buildings and furnishings and power plant will be shipped to Navy Yard Norfolk for further instructions from Board as to disposition. Letter with recommendation as to disposition follows. 173622 285
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.