Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Chronological Copy.                            File No. <4-4-15>

Cablegram Received <September 30, 1918.> Y-12

Origin Opnav Washington.                       Ser. No. 2375

     A-1    Oct 1

31 ADR

Simsadus

     2375 Your 53041 1 North Sea air ship complete with experienced men to supervise erection desired in U.S. for information as to construction as per our 1864.2 Suggest that any ad[d]itional ships obtainable be used to fill requirement for 6 airships of similar type for use in France as given in your 4573.3 Cannot use more than 1 here at present as only one shed is large enough 08030 2375

Benson

Time sent 6:25 PM Sept 30, 1918

Time recd 7:22 PM Sept 30, 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 and the sent/received record below the signature.

Footnote 1: Cable not found.

Footnote 3: Cable not found.

Related Content