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

11-9-5 “B”    

CABLEGRAM SENT:              August 23, 1918.

To  Opnav Washington                   Ser.No. 3434

Prep.by N-8    SX                      Code  36 ADR

_S_E_C_R_E_T.

3434. British official return shipping losses for week ending August 17, 1918 reports. British ships sunk 34,109 gross tonnage; damaged nil. Allied and Neutral ships sunk 42,370 gross <tonnage>, damaged nil.  3434.

SIMS.                  

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifier in to right-hand corner in columnar fashion: “1/3/G/H.”

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