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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Action Copy.                               File No.

          Cablegram Received April <8, 1918.> 00509 WHH

Origin Opnav Washington                Ser. No. 4740

Ref’d to




9 April


     25-ADR             V E R Y  S E C R E T


4740. Your 6176.1 Your recommendation approved and will be carried out excepting as follows:

American Commodore and American signalmen will be used instead of British also since speed of new convoy will be same as that of New York N.Y. convoys Department prefers date sailing be 21 April and every 16 days instead of 23 April as this gives best alternate with sailings from New York N.Y. Is this satisfactory? Expedite reply. 18008 4740.


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

Footnote 1: See: Sims to Opnav, 8 April 1918.

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