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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Bureau of Navigation

Subject Copy.                               File No. <30-[1?]-3>

Cablegram Sent   Y-4 15 September <14> 1918

To Opnav Washington (Bunav)                 Serial No. 4572

Prep. by S-1                 SX  D.R.

Clear                   

     4752 My 1176.1 Request Bureau make every effort to send replacements for the neculeus [i.e., nucleus] crews requested therein monthly. This request is permanent and other requests for Base 62 are in addition thereto as always noted. The receipt of these replacement crews promptly each month is absolutely necessary for the continued and prompt sending of the monthly quote of neculeus crews to the United States. This program at the present time jeopardized by not receiving monthly quotas. 010214 4752

          Sims.

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

Footnote 1: This cable has not been found. For more on the transfer of nucleus crews to man the new destroyers being launched in the United States, see: Bureau of Navigation to Sims, 9 August 1918.

Footnote 2: Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland.

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