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

Chronological Copy.

              Cablegram Sent August <11> 12 1918 DFB

To Opnav Washington                                                                          Serial No. 2678

Prep. by S-3                            Ap’vd. by      SX             D.R.

Rec’d     Coded                          Cypher 33                         Dispch’d {Cable Mess.


2678 British Official return shipping losses for week ending August 3 reports as sunk 41,266 gross tonnage, Allied and neutral ships; as damaged 11,368 gross tonnage British ships. 02211. 2678


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.

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