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

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

Cablegram Received <September 17, 1918.>  Y-8

Origin Opnav Washington                       Ser. No. S.M. 446

  C-3    18 Sept

B                        CONFIDENTIAL.

Simsadus

Boards Navy 446 Gay to Fields. Secrist1 supplies following regular monthly report regarding Emergency Fleet Corporation vessels of way keel laid and launching during August 1918. First on stock August 1st steel and wood 591[,] dead weight 3,203,930. Second keel laid during August 90 deadweight 473,833. Third launched during August 79 deadweight 401,880. Fourth on stock August 31 602 deadweight 3,275,883. Fifth launched but not completed August 1st 230 deadweight 1,095,051. Sixth completed in August 63 deadweight 314,545. Seventh launched but not completed August 31, 246 deadweight 1,182,386 signed Greenough.2 13017. B.N. 446.

Benson.                      

SENT

RECD 452 A.M. SEPT 18 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time’date notation at the end of the text.

Footnote 1: Possibly, Statistical Department, U.S. Shipping Board.

Footnote 2: Chester N. Greenough of the Emergency Fleet Corporation. For the report for July, see: Greenough to Sims, 24 August 1918.

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