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Edward N. Hurley, President, United States Shipping Board, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

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CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 9th January 1919

Origin SIMSADUS LONDON                      Ser. No. 767

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ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS

 

 

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AMNAVPAR PARIS

 

FOR ADMIRAL BENSON:

<767.> ARMY NOW READ<Y> TO EMBARK AS MANY TROOPS AS TROOP SHIPS CAN BE OBTAINED FOR. WILL YOU PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ITALIAN ADMIRAL IN PARIS AND SEE WHAT ITALIAN PASSENGER SHIPS HE CAN HAVE SENT TO BREST OR OTHER FRENCH PORTS TO TRANSPORT OUR TROOPS. WILL YOU ALSO AGAIN WIRE YOUR NAVAL ATTACHES IN NORTHERN NEUTRAL COUNTRIES HOLLAND DENMARK SWEDEN AND NORWAY FOR ALL ADDITIONAL PASSENGER SHIPS THEY CAN SPARE PROBABLE NUMBER OF TROOPS THESE SHIPS CAN ACCOMMODATE AND WHAT TIME THEY CAN CALL AT A FRENCH PORT TO TAKE ON TROOPS HURLEY 160409

SIMS1            

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. “Form A” appears in the top-left corner of the page.

Footnote 1: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters sent this cable on Hurley’s behalf.

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