Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Copy of cablegram received from Opnav 29-1-18

VERY SECRET.

Simsadus:

2559. Your 3404. OZAMA January 23rd Norfolk Va., Convoy leave Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 31st. Following carriers have been assigned as mine carriers MANTA, LAKE HURON, LAKE ERIE, LAKE FOREST, LAKE SHORE, LAKE SIDE, LAKE MOOR, LAKE SUPERIOR, LAKE WORTH, LAKE MICHIGAN, LAKE ONTARIO, LAKE PLACID, LAKE CHAMPLAIN, LAKE VIEW, BRIDGE, CHOCTAW, KIOWA, OZAMA, POINT LOMA, POINT ARENA, CARIB, SIOUX, LAKE WOOD, LAKE PORT. Upon completion discharging arrange bunkering and order ships proceed Hampton Roads, Va., 12029.

Benson.                

MEMORANDUM

     Our #3404 is as follows: To Opnav. What is date of sailing and name of carrier bringing first cargo provisions from Norfolk for Bases 17 and 18.          SIMS.

Source Note: Sn:Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

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