Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED: Y-17 <October 3, 1918.>
ORIGIN: Opnav Washington. SER. NO. 2556
C-4 4 Oct. R.H.L. answered.
Filed 25/9/16 (Action Copy) General O.D.K.
2556 your 6080 and 4311 Fifteen additional submarine chasers will be sent by 1st November department approves of the tactical employment of submarine chasers in conjunction with air craft in operation against enemy submarine but consider chaser too valuable to be employed as air craft tender unless absolutely necessary. There are available here about six speed
s boats 63 feet long equipped for winter weather. Can these be used to advantage at Air Station abroad 22003 2556
Sent 325 AM Oct. 4 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date at the top of the page is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.