Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received 07328 RLM <August 27, 1918.>
Origin Opnav, Washington. Ser. No. 529
O-1 28 Aug.
529. Department notes majority United States Troop Ships now regularly discharge Brest. Question of despatching Army mail under consideration here. Request list transports which you consider reasonably certain will be routed Brest, also similar list for other ports. 15027. 529
7.34 AM Aug 28 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable.