Rear Admiral Henry S. Knapp, Allied Naval Armistice Commission, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
<June 11, 1919.>
From: Knapp, London
To : Opnav
2141 Many transports arriving St. Nazaire and Brest require from two to four days repairs on boilers and engines. Much of this work it appears, was required when vessels left the United States. Repair facilities at our disposal on French Coast are extremely limited and delays and congestion of limited harbor space are considerable. Policy has been to make only such repairs on this side as are absolutely necessary for the vessel to return to United States.
Request that continuation of this policy be approved 173511 2141
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The distribution list below the close has not been reproduced.