Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
February 18, 1918.
VICE ADMIRAL SIMS
(box) Following extract of message from Pershing to War Department quoted for your information and action quote with reference to paragraph seven your cable seven five four shall be very glad to have Navy arrange details for future requisitions of ships for service between England and France period Suggestion of Admiral Sims much appreciated Pershing unquote Take up arrangement of details with proper Army authorities in whatever manner you deem expedient. 13018.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifier: “OP-19-S”; and “OL-3068.”