Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, Patrol Squadrons Based in France
TROOP TRANSPORT SPECIAL LETTERS
26 August 1918 EWG
Comfran Brest. [Serial No.] 5481
5481. Your 5332. In order to provide greater secrecy suggest that word ships be used instead of transports, and that route of transports be reported using Admiralty secret chart with British Cipher “N”. For merchantile convoys route to be given in Latitude and Longitude. With these modifications the chances of information getting to the enemy at any time are negligible.
My 5235 refers only to sailings of westbound shipping. 204526. 5481.
Source Note: C, DNA, RG45, Entry 520. Document identifier: “C/J/1/3” appears in upper right corner of document.