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.

              Cablegram Sent August <11> 12 1918 DFB

To Opnav Washington                                                                          Serial No. 2678

Prep. by S-3                            Ap’vd. by      SX             D.R.

Rec’d     Coded                          Cypher 33                         Dispch’d {Cable Mess.

        SECRET

2678 British Official return shipping losses for week ending August 3 reports as sunk 41,266 gross tonnage, Allied and neutral ships; as damaged 11,368 gross tonnage British ships. 02211. 2678

Sims

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.

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