Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Staff of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Staff of Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces in France

NAVAL FORCES IN FRANCE: <April 19, 1918.>

COMMUNICATION OFFICE

DATE

DUTY

ORIGIN

DESTINATION

VIA

ACTION

4/18

FPD

SIMSADUS

COMFRAN

COPY   NONE    ANSWERED

TO           ACKNOWLEDGED

     #1899 Your 18221 Convoys are to be escorted entirely by United States <cruisers> and to have American Commodore and signalmen period In order to be routed clear of other mercantile convoys the Navy Department has requested Admiralty to furnish routes in same manner as is now being done for all other mercantile convoys period suggestions for modifications or improvement should be submitted in the same way as for other mercantile convoys period Routes and rendezvous will be furnished direct to you so as to keep you informed of the position of all convoys period You should furnish the French authorities with all necessary information.  00419,

SIMSADUS,

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten but corresponds with the time/date stamp at the end of the text. Printed note at bottom of page: “THIS IS A TRANSLATION SHALL NEVER BE TRANSMITTED.”

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