Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received 08506 April <5, 1918.> ROC
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 4639
C-1 6 April
4639. Your 5941. At present there are sufficient United States cruisers available for handling the extra direct convoys every 16 days from Hampton Roads, Va. to Bay of Biscay. Commander Cruiser Force recommends April 21st as first sailing date your recommendation desired. 18005. 4639.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.