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 111
Via: Q-21 Date No. 13066
Copies to Lt. Commander Babcock File No.
Action referred to:
Vice Admiral Sims, London
Opnav one hundred and eleven. In reply to your one hundred and ninety-five. The matter has been taken up with the army authorities between England; they have been requested to insist of owners that American liners carrying over one hundred troops be required to join the liner convoys out of Halifax.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the upper left-hand corner is printed: “Follow-up Copy.”