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Lieutenant Commander Edward E. Spafford, U. S. N. R. F., Commander, Hunt 10, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Action Copy                                     File No.25-6-6

Cablegram Received Y-22

Chasnav, Corfu                                  Serial No. 229

Ref’d to  O-4  Oct.5     RHL

          O-7

          O-6  Oct.5     copied

42 ADR

Simsadus:

229.  Nine chasers returned in high spirits having participated in bombardment Durrazo.1 Captain Nelson Lieut.Comdr Bastedo2 with other three chasers all well waiting in Brindisi. Will return to-morrow. No official detailed report of operations can be made until they return. There were no casualties to personnel or material. 191204   229

SPAFFORD           

Sent      9:00 P.M. 4 Oct.1918.

Rec’d 6:15 A.M. Oct.5 1918.

Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 414.

Footnote 1: For more on the bombardment of Durazzo, see: Subchaser Detachment 2 War Diary, 2 October 1918; and Kelly to Opnav, 5 October 1918.

Footnote 2: Capt. Charles P. Nelson, Commander, United States Forces Based at Corfu; Lt. Cmdr. Paul H. Bastedo, Commander, Submarine Chaser Squadron 4.

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