Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

COMMUNICATION OFFICE

UNITED STATES NAVAL FORCES OPERATING IN EUROPEAN WATERS

FORCES IN FRANCE

DATE

DUTY

ORIGIN

DESTINATION

VIA

ADMIRAL

COMPLETED

4/2

GH

Simsadus

Comfran

 

OPERATIONS

DESTROY

 

#1567 URGENT Department finds it necessary to increase flow of troops in every possible way period In addition regular convoies which will be handled by Queenstown destroyers, department deems it urgent to sail small special convoies of fast ships at irregular intervals period Escort for these special convoies to be furnished by force under your command period Next special convoy sails about April 5 consisting of U S S America, Great Northern and Agamemnon, speed 15 knots period Details will be forwarded when known 18402-1567 SIMS

Source Note: CCy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Noted below: “THIS IS A TRANSLATION, SHALL NEVER BE TRANSMITTED.” Also stamped: “FILE.”

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