Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Action Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received <August 27, 1918.> CFB
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 557
Ref’d to Date ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS.
CS-2 Aug 28 <SX>
31 ADR SECRET
557. At meeting held in the office of Naval Operations it was decided that United States should immediately take charge of H B convoy running to French Bay Ports, British and French Commander-in-Chiefs concur. Submit a schedule of dates and routes to be operative on September 2nd the date of the sailing of the first convoy. Should you desire to change present system of routing HB convoy submit plan. 21227 557
9:58 AM Aug 28, 1918
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.