Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent April 12, 1918 MJK
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No 6392
Prep by A C
6392. Four Commissioned Officers, one warrant, thirty-three men German prisoners captured 17 November by FANNING from U-58, transferred LEVIATHAN with necessary papers. Germany was notified at time of capture without stating nationality of captors. British Government will notify enemy of transfer prisoners to United States but U.S. should also notify enemy stating that we were original captors and prisoners have been in temporary custody of British. Report follows. 21112 6392
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identification number “1/3/H/J” appear in the upper-right corner in columnar fashion.