Captain Richard H. Jackson, United States Liaison to the French Ministry of Marine, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
<February 19, 1918.>
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 12019 Feb EWC
Origin Amnavpar Paris. Ser. No. 1045
[Referred to] [Date]
C S 19-2-18
25 D Very Secret.
1045. Your 1322. Chief General Staff offers for immediate use three cruisers now West Indies detail to establish convoy. Preparing statement material readiness of 2 cruisers, now under repair, with complement short of crew needed for us to man them. Vessels available with French crews are GLOI<RE>, DUPETIT-THOUARS and GUEYDON probably. Will furnish complete statement of other 2 to be manned by American crews by mail. 110129.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “11-2-5N” and “1/3/J/C.”