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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Action Copy.

          Cablegram Received  Sept 23, 1917

Origin   Admiral Benson, Washington           Serial No. War 26

Via   N C B D                                 Date No. 17122

Copies to                                     File No.

Action Referred to.

Action taken.



Ref. No.


Sent to Slocum2







War 26. Steamer <(MISSANABIE)> sailed from Montreal, Canada September 20th for Liverpool England with thirty eight officers and 1166 men of one hundred second infantry for duty in France period4 Vessel carried nine hundred tons, measurement of freight including one automobile and twenty three escort wagons knocked down.

     Inform military attaché Embassy London England 17122

Admiral Benson.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identification in top right-hand corner: “R 937.”

Footnote 1: Cmdr. Byron A. Long, the head of the Convoys Section on Sims' staff.

Footnote 2: Lt. Col. Stephen L'H. Slocum, United States Military Attaché at London.

Footnote 3: Capt. William D. MacDougal, United States Naval Attaché at London,.

Footnote 4: The 102nd Infantry Regiment was a newly-formed regiment with headquarters in New Haven. “102nd Infantry Regiment,” accessed 5 September 2017,

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