Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France
CABLEGRAM SENT Aug<ust 14,>
15 1918. GRS
To Comfran Brest Serial No. 4914
Prep. by O1 SX
4914. Your 4874. There are no convoys to Gibraltar. Vessels leaving the United States have recently been placed in regular convoys for United Kingdom or France then detached after passing clear of North American Waters. Vessels then proceed independently to Gibraltar. Small loss of tonnage west of Gibraltar does not warrant establishing a convoy in this area under present conditions. 4914. 023714.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date above is confirmed by the time-date stamp below.