Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, second cable of the day
CABLEGRAM SENT Sept.
28, <27> 1918.
To Opnav Washington Ser. No. 3701
Prep. by N-8 SX Code 31 ARD
S E C R E T.
5701. British official return shippinglosses for week ending September 21, 1918 reports British ships sunk 44,116 gross tonnage, damaged nil; Allied and Neutral ships sunk 14,010 gross tonnage; damaged nil. 160027 5701.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “11-9-5 “B”/1/3/O/H.” Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.