Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received 09108. <August 7, 1918.>
Opnav Washington. 9577.
CS 8 August. Extra copy for cross-filing. Original cable
will be found under file “Battleships for the protection of Convoys”.
9577. Your Simben 24. The organization of the Battleship Force has already been changed many times. It is not deemed advisable to make the change you suggest. 20007 9577.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.