Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
COPY CABLEGRAM RECEIVED April <24, 1918.> 16124 LEH
Origin Opnav Washington Serial No. 5264.
O-1 24 April
5264. Due to urgent necessity to carry over more troops British are asking to send troops over in vessels making onl-y speed 11-1/2 knots. If this is done could escort be provided. What change in present system would have to be made to meet the situation? Any suggestions and recommendations you can make <r>equested at earliest possible moment. 08024. 5264.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Below the close is a note: “COPY.” Document identifiers at top right hand corner: “11-4-19” and along right margin: “1/3/4/J.” The date is handwritten but is confirmed by the date/time stamp at the end of the text.