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. <25-1-10>
Cablegram Received <August 29,1918.> EJW
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 668
CS 30 Aug
668. Your general report dated August 10. You propose to base N.O.T.S. vessels permanently in European Waters at Cardiff. Such vessels are not assigned home district in United States. We have allowance list and spare parts ready to ship for these vessels. Suppose should go to Cardiff, advise who to address. 14129. 668.
9.57 a.m. August 30 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation just at the end of the message’s text.