Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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 July: 11, 1918      JCM1

To        Opnav, Washington.                 Serial No. 1019

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

Rec’d          Coded          Cypher 48 ADR  Disp’chd  {Cable

{Mess.   

S E C R E T

1019 British official return shipping losses for week ending July 6, 1918 reports as sunk 57,987 gross tonnage, allied and neutral ships; as damaged, 19183 gross tonnage British ships 23311, 1019

Sims.    

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber/coder.

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