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 Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

Communications Copy.

              Cablegram Sent      27 June EWC <1918>

To        Opnav, Washington.            Serial No. 288

Prep. by  S-5            Appv’d by SX   D.R.

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

{Mess    

SECRET.

288. British official return shipping losses for week ending 22 June reports as sunk 21,507 gross tonnage, Allied and Neutral ships; as damaged, 9835 gross tonnage British ships. 00328. 288.

Sims.    

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

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