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 Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France

July 1 1918    ALS      

Comfran Brest                                        3296

     C-1 EOE                      SX

                                      33 ADR

SECRET

3296 Your 3225. War messages regarding ships bound for Marseilles will be sent to you only. I will notify Gibraltar names of ships east bound together with sailing dates and necessary information. Gibraltar directed to cable Marseilles you and me arrivals of store ships from United States, departure of these ships for French Mediterranean ports and to cable you and me arrivals and departures of of such vessels at GIBRALTAR returning to United States. Gibralatar’s cable communication with Marseilles expeditious and efficient over Eastern Cable Company’s system via Malta. Investigate and inform me of facilities for direct communication between you and Gibraltar. 00002 3296

Sims              

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

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