Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

4 Dec 1917        

ADMIRAL SIMS

1429. Our 1106. Your 1640.1 Bushnell, Genessee, Conestoga, Lykens, L-1, L-2, L-3, L-4, L-9, L-10, L-11 and E-1 sailed 07004 from Newport on great circle course from Latitude 39° <N,> Longitude <69° W> to Azores period E-1 ordered remain AZORES comma Bushnell with remaining submarines to proceed Queenstown after reporting to you by dispatch period tugs to return UNITED STATES to escort submarine chasers 20004.

OPNAV.

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

Footnote 1: For the former document, see: Opnav to Sims, 13 November 1917. The latter document has not been located.

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