Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Staff of Captain Joel R. Poinsett Pringle, Chief of Staff, Destroyer Flotilla
Chronological Copy. File No. <25/9/5>
Cablegram Sent 4 June 1918 RLM
To Melvus, Queenstown. Serial No. 1847
Prep. by O-1 NCT D.R.
1847. URGENT. FORCE COMMANDER proposes to transfer 12 Queenstown destroyers to Brest including 2 of 750 ton type and meet troop convoys from Brest beginning with Group #40. Your recommendation requested of ships to be transferred. Other things being equal have regard for divisional organization. McDOUGAL can be included as one of 12 if Division is taken. Transfer of destroyers to Brest to be completed by 12 June. 1847
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387.