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. 50-1-50
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <August 27, 1918.>
Origin Opnav, Washington. Ser. No. Simben 13A
Ref’d to Date Action, Notes and Initials
CS Aug 28 NCT
C-10 Sept. 9 See our 6057 to Brest and 179
to Rome JBB
H I G H L Y S E C R E T
Simben 13 A. Admiral Mayo accompanied by seven officers of his staff will sail via U. S. S. Utah with orders to make general inspection of naval activities including air stations. 20027 Simben 13 A.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.