Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council, and George Rublee, United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council, to Edward N Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board, Philip A. S. Franklin, Chairman, Shipping Control Committee, New York, and John Howland, United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Chronological Copy. File No. <42-2-4>
Cablegram Sent September
25 <26,> 1918. Y-5
To Discom New York. Serial No. S.M. 592
Prep. by C-3 Curtis.
Shipmission 592 for Hurley Franklin Howland. As you are aware British Ministry of Shipping have allocated for October loading 200,000 tons deadweight British ships for American Army supplies and have agreed to allocate a further 50,000 tons conditional upon our furnishing 50,000 tons of tank steamers for October loading enabling thereby the British to do away with shipments of oil in double bottoms. It is very important that the 50,000 tons deadweight tanker tonnage for October loading for one voyage trans-Atlantic be assigned. Must have an answer before meeting of Council to be held next Monday. Stevens Rublee. 190326. Shipmission 592.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.