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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

11-3-1        

CABLEGRAM SENT August 21, 1918. SFX

To   Opnav Washington                   Serial No. 3244

Prep. by O-1                       D.R.  SX

                                   31 ADR

SECRET.

3244. Recommend that destroyers crossing with HX convoys be routed to Buncrana, HC odd numbered convoys to Devonport, HC even numbered to Queenstown.1 035621. 3244.

          SIMS

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifier “1/3/C” appears near the top of the page on the right side.

Footnote 1: HX convoys originated in New York, while HC convoys came from either Quebec or Halifax.

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