Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to the Staff of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Op-44 SECRET 26 August 1918
Sailing group 59 delayed one day account accident AGAMEMNON period 59 sails 26 August comma Group 60 scheduled August 30th period Desired that 60 adhere this date if you can meet them
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten note below close: “Note: August 24, 1918 - Trial steam line ruptured in coal bunker which caused delay in sailing. Not sufficiently important to ‘caption’”. Handwritten initials “GM” appear below note.