Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bureau of Navigation to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                         File No.<20/1/2>

     Cablegram Received  <August 22, 1918.>       JFG

Origin Opnav, Washington (Bunav)                 Ser. No. 221

     S-1 Aug. 23

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Simsadus

221 Your 3346.1 Original request for men for USS J M <G>UFFEY requested men be sent for that vessel to Base 18.2 On account of change of Headquarters of Northern Bombing Group3 from location in France to location in Great Britain as previously reported by you Bureau has been sending all men for Northern Bombing Group via such transportation as is available to ports in the United Kingdom instead of ports in France as heretofore. This causes difficulties as a great deal more transportation is available for destinations in France than for destinations in United Kingdom Shall future drafts for Northern Bombing Group to be sent to France. Immediate reply requested. 16322 221

                             BENSON

                        725 AM August 23 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time date stamp at end of cable.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

Footnote 2: Base 18 was located at Inverness, Scotland.

Footnote 3: The Northern Bombing Group headquarters were moved from Autingues (ten miles southwest of Calais), France, to Eastleigh (near Southhampton), England. Rossano, Stalking the U-Boat, 314-330.

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