Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Chronological Copy.                     File No.

Cablegram Sent August 15, <16,> 1918 MJK

To   Opnav Washington                        Serial No. 3018

Prep. by N-8                  SX   D.R.

31 ARD             

S E C R E T

3018 British official return shipping losses for week ending August 10, reports,British ships, sunk 36,015 gross tonnage, damaged 24,432 gross tonnage; Allied and neutral ships sunk 35,209 gross tonnage, damaged 5,814 gross tonnage. 023516, 3018

SIMS               

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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