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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


     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


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.

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