Captain Charles P. Nelson, Commander, Submarine Chaser Detachment Two, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
File No. 25-9-16 E
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED. Y 41
Origin Chasnav Corfu. Serial No. 274
CS-2 Oct 20 Sx No action
O-4 “ NCT
274 Conference with Commodore Commanding Adriatic Sea force shows Admiralty has issued preparatory orders for breaking up of mobile barrage. Am informed that it is intended we shall retire Gibraltar[.] In view of this desire information as to advisability of continuing building program installation of anti-aircraft batteries just arrived and gasoline tanks not yet mounted. Believed that on arrival FALL CITY mpvable [i.e., movable] things can be quickly placed on board. Suggested that a small force be left here to dispose of tanks automobile trucks and such articles to highest bidder while personnel which cannot be taken on board of vessels sent overland to Brest. 161019 274
Sent 5.30 PM Oct. 19 1918.
Recd. 10.27 AM Oct 20 1918
Source Note: DTS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 415.