Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
DISPATCH TO BE SENT <16-5-26>
Date May 10, 1918.
Prepared by CS Approved <A67> Code No. <7793>
My 7693. Cruiser submarine is probably now in western part of Azores barred zone, and is thought to be the same one that engaged the POCAHONTAS.
Another cruiser submarine of same type is believed to be now operating northeast of Madeira, and will probably remain in that general area for about two weeks longer.
A third cruiser submarine which sank the S/S BOMBALA on April twenty-fifth may also operate for the next two weeks near Canary Islands.
U-boat referred to paragraph two previous cable was in Latitude forty-six fifty-eight, Longitude thir<t>een twenty-six on May eighth, and there are indications that she is bound for the eastern portion of the Azores barred zone. <20210.>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.