Vice Admiral Harry M. P. Huse, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
PARAPHRASE OF TELEGRAM November 16, 1920
FROM: FLAG, PITTSBURGH VIA CHATHAM
TO: OPNAV WASHINGTON
<7-33213 9045> 0115 The following received from Admiral Bristol: “Zero Zero Thirteen. I am sending all vessels to assist McCully in evacuation of Americans and some Russians for the sake of humanity/ Latest reports Wrangel Army defeated and unconfirmed report Bolshevists will occupy whole of Crimea in a few days 1046”
Am sending JASON and CHATTANOOGA to Constantinople signed Huse 9045
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.