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Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in Europe



October 2 <3>, 1918.         

Vice-Admiral Sims.

     2546. Your 59481 (BOX). Hospital ships are being used this side to full extent with fleet to combat present epidemic influenza period Explain in detail the reasons for your request to base two of them at Brest period From whom did this request originate. 16003, 2546


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.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located. However, following the close herein appears a handwritten note, “IL 5948 Requests two troop ships be sent Brest, France as Base Hospital.”

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