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 the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Second cable of day

Chronological Copy.                            File No.

Cablegram Sent 19 April 1918.  ROC

To Opnav Washington                            Serial No. 6710

Prep. by  O-3            SX  D.R.

31-ADR                       

VERY SECRET

6710. British official return shipping losses for week ending 13 April reports as sunk 73,347 gross tonnage, Allied and Neutral ships; as damaged 55,079 gross tonnage British ships.  002191 5710.

Sims.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: This number is a stamp that appears below Sims’ signature but is circled and an arrow drawn indicating that it should be placed at this spot.