Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No.
Cablegram Sent August 7, 1918 [JCM?]
To Opnav, Washington Serial No. 2502
Prep. by AC D.R. NCT
2502. Your 9362. Data is review of intelligence information and study of length and character of cruises made by enemy submarines. Apart from this information a study of characteristics of submarines shows that determining factor of length of submarine cruises is ammunition and personnel endurance. Advise giving Spain oil as necessary to obtain release of essential Army supplies 21207 2502
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.