Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
5 August 1918
Admiralty has decided to release information concerning nature of mysterious ships. First Lord in speech last night at entertainment at Palace Theatre for overseas force described a Q ship action and stated that the game is played out. The intention is to have belief Admiralty has abandoned the use of these vessels but to keep them in service. 21305.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “IL 2304.”