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

Subject Copy.                           File No. <30/1/12>

Cablegram Sent September 19 1918 Y-12

To Opnav Washington (Bunav)        Serial No. 5142

Prep. by S-1        D.R.


5142. I am amalgamating armed guards merchant ships now being taken over by Navy into crews of their respective vessels. I have authorized the turning over of confidential publications by the armed guard Commanders to duly commissioned Commanding Officers of these vessels.     184519.   5142.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.