Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

CABLEGRAM <August 16, 1918>

Origin:   Opnav Washington.             Ser. No. 9978

Date:     17 August.

Simsadus.

9978.     Your 2501.1   Destroyers to go abroad prior December 15 as follows:-

          September      3

          October        15

          November       13. None of USS Eagle class can be promised. 09116.    9978.

Benson.       

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

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