Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Commander William R. Sayles, United States Naval Attaché at Paris, to the Office of Naval Intelligence

<Cablegram, April 4, 1918.>

From: Naval Attache Paris

To:   Navintel

                    6039 French official figures tonnage sunk March first to March fifteenth inclusive<:> North sea, ten thousand one hundred eleven<;> channel twenty thousand seven hundred sixty-six<;> Atlantic sixty-six zero thirty-seven<;> Mediterranean fifty-eight zero sixty-six<;> total one hundred fifty-eight thousand nine hundred eighty-eight by submarine xxxx ten thousand two by mine.  18404.

SIMS.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten but is confirmed by the date stamp just before the signature.

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