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
Subject Copy. File No. <11/5/15>
Cablegram Sent Feb 2 1918.
To Comfran Brest Serial No. 844 LLH
Prep. by QI SY D.R.
844. Following has been received from Department Quote Commander Cruiser Force has been directed to instruct Commanding Officers of transports to anticipate dates of departure in order that no time may be lost in providing escort. As Senior Officer present in European Waters you are empowered to issue any necessary instructions to transports that may facilitate execution of their duty while they are in waters under your command Unquote Please submit from time to time any suggestions that you have. 23302.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.