Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, United States, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received: 8th August 1917.
Origin Admiral Benson Serial No. Opnav 112
Via: Q.21 Date No. 15008
Copies to Lt. Commander Babcock File No.
Action referred to:
Vice Admiral Sims, London.
Opnav one hundred and twelve. In reply to your one hundred and ninety-six. Contents have been communicated to Army and Navy routing officers. Every effort will be made to put the bulk of supply ships sailing in convoy especially those for French ports into convoys routing from Hampton Roads. You will be informed of the numbers of such ships, ports of destination and dates of sailing.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the upper left-hand corner is printed: “Follow-up Copy.”