Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED CGD
Origin Opnav, Washington Ser. No. 843
Ref’d to Date
O-1 4 Sept.
53 ADR SECRET
843. Your 3845. Assumption correct, HB will be handled and routed by Department and sailed regular schedule every 8 days. You continue furnishing approach routes using admiralty secret charts, cables r
eoutes direct Department. Department will prescribe ocean routes Department will cable you sailings and times and ocean routes Department will keep Commodore Wells fully informed You will keep Admiralty informed of dates times and routes. Department dispatch to you considered sufficient and Commodore Wells will not continue his reports on HB convoys. This in effect for HB 13 sailing September 10th Furnish route for this convoy immediately. Inform Admiralty 15503 843
8:30 a.m. 4 Sept. 1918
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by typed notation at end of cable.