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.
9978. Your 2501. Destroyers to go abroad prior December 15 as follows:-
November 13. None of USS Eagle class can be promised. 09116. 9978.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.