Officer of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters.
[October 30, 1917.]
Fourth paragraph of cable 772 from Opnav.
Fourth. Arrangements made to commandeer additional yachts and tugs, fit them out and send them abroad as rapidly as possible. Fifty submarine chasers have already been assigned to France of which eleven have been delivered or are enroute. Four squadrons submarine chasers of eighteen boats each will be available in the near future for service in foreign waters should they be found useful for such duty.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.