Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
DISPATCH TO BE SENT.
Date: August 3, 1918.
Prepared by CS Approved <NCT> Code <46 ADR> No. <S B 22>
Simben 22. Your Simben 10 acknowledged. Matter of radio communication will be taken up immediately. Reply to your Simben eight contained in my Simben twenty-one. Recommend careful consideration of that message before final decision regarding dispatch of U. S. S. OKLAHOMA and other battleships. Routing instructions will be cabled to apply to OKLAHOMA in case she sails August seventh. <15003.>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.