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

Subject Copy.                             File No. <4-18-3>

Cablegram Sent August 21 1918 EJW1

To   Opnav Washington.                       Serial No. 3307

Prep. by A-1                       SX D.R.

N2           

CONFIDENTIAL.

3307.     U.S.Naval Northern Bombing Group commenced offensive operations night of August 15, dropping 1250 pounds explosive on enemy submarine docks at Ostend.3 212721  3307.

Sims.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Designation for the code used on this transmission.

Footnote 3: For more on this operation, see, Rossano and Wildenberg, Striking the Hornet’s Nest: 172-174.