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

TROOP TRANSPORT [GENERAL?] LETTERS

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  05527 Feb  EWC

<February 26, 1918.>

Origin Opnav Washington                          Serial No. 3307

Refd. to        Date

Q-11          27-2-18

25 ADR.             VERY SECRET.

Simsadus.

3307.     Take under advisement possibility shortening 8 day interval for troop convoys. Number ships now engaged and necessity for grouping by speed will inevitably result delaying departure certain ships from this side. Early recommendation desired.2 Acknowledge. 16026.

Benson.       

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

Footnote 1: That is, British Admiralty.

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