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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Forces Based in France

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <32-2-10>

              Cablegram Sent      30 September 1918 Y-14

To Comfran Brest                       Serial No. 7078

Prep. by MD-1                NCT D.R.


7078 Your 75121 Your are authorized to use your own discretion during present emergency. As indicated in my 64472 the reputation of the Navy is involved in this matter. Greatest care should be taken that nothing be done which would subject the Navy Department to the least adverse criticism. How much extra Naval personnel do you desire stationed at embarkation points in France to Augment regular ships complements where necessary and to carry out directions retransmitted in my 6447.170030 7078


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

Footnote 1: Cable not found.

Footnote 2: Cable not found. But it may have concerned the use of Americans to do much of the ship repair work. Still, Crisis at Sea, 114.

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