Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Professor J. A. Field, Staff of United States Shipping Board, second cable of the day

Chronological Copy.                     File No. <42-2-4>

Cablegram Received  September <27,> 30, 1918  Y-5

Origin    Opnav     Washington          Ser. No. BN 487

C-3 Sept 30

31 ADR

Simsadus

Board’s Navy 487 Gay to Field Partial answer your 851

Secrist furnishes following as number Gross and Deadweight given for following column heads:

1. Total

2. U.S. Tank ships under U.S. control will be designated American American.

3. U.S. Tank ships chartered to foreign governments or citizens will be designated American Foreign.

4 Foreign Tank Ships chartered to U.S. will be designated Foreign American.

5. Foreign Tank Ships chartered to Foreign Governments or citizens with approval of Charter Committee or signed agreement with War Trade Board to return to U.S. will be designated Foreign Foreign.

6. Tank Ships repairing will be so designated.

7. Active Tank Ships will not be designated

Total

Active & Repairing 187

Gross 997,665

Deadweight 1,478,748

 

American American 128

Gross 687,105

Deadweight 1,019,800

 

American Foreign 40

Gross 205,838

Deadweight 306,578

 

Foreign American 12

Gross 67,182

Deadweight 98,460

 

Foreign Foreign 7

Gross 37,540

Deadweight 53,910

Total

Active 176

Gross 945,587

Deadweight 1,400,725

 

American American 120

Gross 647,169

Deadweight 959,927

 

American Foreign 38

Gross 199,361

Deadweight 296,828

 

Foreign American 11

Gross 61,517

Deadweight 90,060

 

Foreign Foreign 7

Gross 37,540

Deadweight 53,910

Total

Repair Total 11

Gross 52,078

Deadweight 78,023

 

American American 8

Gross 39,966

Deadweight 59,873

 

American Foreign 2

Gross 6,477

Deadweight 9,750

 

Foreign American 1

Gross 5,665

Deadweight 8,400

Army

Total and American American 3

Gross 18,539

Deadweight 26,842

Army Repair

 

 

 

Total and American American 1

Gross 3,559

Deadweight 5,700

Navy

Total and American American 12

Gross 70,425

Deadweight 108,834

Food Administration

 

 

 

Total and American American 1

Gross 1,704

Deadweight 2,300

Trans Atlantic British

 

 

 

Total and American Foreign 14

Gross 65,894

Deadweight 101,119

 

Repair Total and American Foreign 1

Gross 2,773

Deadweight 4,650

Trans-Atlantic French

 

 

 

Total 14

Gross 78,561

Deadweight 117,584

 

American American 2

Gross 14,485

Deadweight 23,470

 

American Foreign 11

Gross 58,897

Deadweight 86,954

 

Foreign Foreign 1

Gross 5,179

Deadweight 7,160

Trans Atlantic State Repair 2

Gross 8,979

Deadweight 12,600

 

American American 1

Gross 5,275

Deadweight 7,500

 

American Foreign 1

Gross 3,704

Deadweight 5,100

Trans-Atlantic Italy

 

 

 

Total 10

Gross 52,226

Deadweight 76,150

 

American American 3

Gross 16,877

Deadweight 23,950

 

American Foreign 7

Gross 35,449

Deadweight 52,200

Trans-Atlantic Norwegian

 

 

 

Total and Foreign Foreign 1

Gross 4,008

Deadweight 6,800

Trans-Pacific East Asian

 

 

 

Total 4

Gross 29,774

Deadweight 43,420

 

American American 2

Gross 16,447

Deadweight 24,820

 

Foreign American 1

Gross 6,828

Deadweight 9,600

 

Foreign Foreign 1

Gross 6,499

Deadweight 9,000.

Trans-Pacific East Indian

 

 

 

Total and Foreign Foreign 1

Gross 5,767

Deadweight 7,600

Trans-Pacific British Indian

 

 

 

Total 3

Gross 18,662

Deadweight 26,150

 

Foreign American 2

Gross 12,154

Deadweight 17,400

 

Foreign Foreign 1

Gross 6,508

Deadweight 8,750

Trans-Pacific Hawaiian Islands

 

 

 

Total and American American 4

Gross 21,176

Deadweight 31,400

South American West

 

 

 

Total 9

Gross 61,780

Deadweight 90,553

 

American American 1

Gross 8,651

Deadweight 12,638

 

American Foreign 6

Gross 39,121

Deadweight 56,555

 

Foreign American 2

Gross 14,008

Deadweight 21,360

South American East

 

 

 

Total and Foreign American 2

Gross 13,980

Deadweight 20,800

West Indies

 

 

 

 

Total 14

Gross 67,049

Deadweight 98,817

 

American American 13

Gross 65,562

Deadweight 96,567

 

Foreign American 1

Gross 1,487

Deadweight 2,250

Caribbean Sea

 

 

 

Total and American American 3

Gross 17,326

Deadweight 26,881

Gulf

 

 

 

 

Total 64

Gross 350,632

Deadweight 517,020

 

American American 59

Gross 327,993

Deadweight 483,370

 

Foreign American 3

Gross 13,060

Deadweight 18,650

 

Foreign Foreign 2

Gross 9,579

Deadweight 15,000

Gulf Repair 7

Gross 36,767

Deadweight 55,073

 

American American 6

Gross 31,102

Deadweight 46,673

 

Foreign American 1

Gross 5,665

Deadweight 8,400

Pacific Coast

 

 

 

Total and American American 14

Gross 54,208

Deadweight 78,459

Pacific-atlantic en route

 

 

 

Total and American American 1

Gross 7,170

Deadweight 10,122 Capacity

Other coastwise movements not reported.

 

 

 

Total and American American 1

Gross 876

Deadweight 1,300

Unassigned emergency fleet corporation tanker total and American American 1

Gross 5,731

Deadweight 8,974

 

Signed Secrist Greenough.   20527  467

Benson.            

Sent: 10:00 P.M. September 29, 1918.

Rec’d2:10 P.M. September 29, 1918.

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

Footnote 1: The referred to document has not been found.

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