Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received June <22,1918.> 08122 RES
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 7607
C-1 23 June
7607. War Department request following troop ships regular routed Newport News, Va., West passage
DUCLLABRUZZI, <Duca degli Abruzzi,>
REDITALIA <Re d’Italia,>
LUTETIA Acknowledge. 10022. 7607.
N. B. “CAS” and TA of CASERTA comes garbled.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Someone crossed through all the ship names in the column except KURSK and the last four on the list and, in a number of occasions, wrote a “corrected” version either to the left or right of the original. The editors have placed those “corrections” in angle brackets immediately following the original name.