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

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <46-4-9>

Cablegram Received <September 17, 1918.> Y-14

Origin Opnav Washington                          Ser. No. 1625

     O-1  18 Sept

42 ADR



1625 As additional fuel oil storage at Queenstown Ireland should now be available and in view of reduction in fuel oil requirements in United Kingdom,1 department desires all Navy tank ships for United Kingdom discharge at Queenstown if practicable. By using only Queenstown and Brest as Ports of discharge turning around of tank ships which has been too high can be materially reduced 23017 1625



Recd 625 AM 18 September 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: That is, by American naval forces in the United Kingdom as more resources were transferred elsewhere, especially France.

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