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

Communications Copy.

Cablegram Sent 30 August 1918 WS

To Opnav Washington                Serial No. 3850

Prep. by  N-C  Apvd. by  SX   D.R.

Rec’d     Coded     Cypher 31 ARD  Disp’chd Cable

                                             Mess.

SECRET

3850. British official return shipping losses for week ending August 24, 1918 reports: British ships sunk 46,337 gross tonnage, damaged 9953 gross tonnage; Allied and Neutral ships sunk 21,532 gross tonnage, damaged 5660 gross tonnage. 220830 3850

Sims.              

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

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