Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
CABLEGRAM SENT. 9 July 1918.
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 881.
Prep. by O-1
S E C R E T.
881 Your 8220 U.S.S. BUFFALO U.S.S. BRIDGEPORT AND U.S.S. FAVORITE will be sent to Brest for use on French coast. U.S.S. WADENA will be sent Gibraltar 25 submarine chasers will be sent Plymouth. 881 23409.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.