Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
18 Dec 1917
2230 Admiralty are forwarding direct suggestion for providing heavier Ocean escort for Halifax convoys period This proposal is in reply to my request of November 24th to Admiralty that on account of United States troops in Halifax convoys
a – Commodore of Halifax convoy be regular officer of
b – That for Halifax convoys only heaviest available
cruisers be used.
Due to speed of Halifax convoys and wintry weather suggest consideration use of dreadnaughts until Spring 03118
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.