Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Bureau of Navigations
Chronological Copy. File No. <31-1-18>
Cablegram Sent Y18
To Opnav Washington (For Bunav) Serial No. 4527
Prep. by S-1 SX D.R.
<September 11, 1918> B
4527. Request 200 enlisted men be sent Brest in connection with taking over Lake steamers. This with the 493 already reported at Brest and the 500 requested in my 4379 and the 200 requested in my 4484 totals 1393. Request considerable number of Petty Officers be included in these drafts. Request further details be sent only on my request as I am unable to furnish quarters for more men in this connection at present. 020711 4527
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.