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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. <11-3-1>

Cablegram Received  <August 24, 1918,> 11024 RLM

Origin Opnav Washington                  Ser. No. 330

Ref’d. to




26 Aug.

<August 24, 1918>


<R/T Brest>


<R/S as our 5433 to Brest C-31>

31 ADR.

<O-2 R/T Gibraltar->

<SWO 27 Oct R/T as our 1950 to SX>

<O-2>               CONFIDENTIAL.


330. As General Instructions on all Army cargo transports unless otherwise directed order ship after completion of discharging in France return to Port in United States at which last loaded except steamers which loaded at ports south of Cape Hateras are to return to Newport News, Va.     11024   330


11.41 AM Aug 24 1918

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation immediately following the text.

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