Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Squadron Based on Gibraltar, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
February 22009 <10, 1918.> TOM
Senafloat, Gibraltar Serial No. 419 Duplicate
C S 11 February
C-1 11 February
21 D VERY SECRET
419. (Duplicate) Admiralty [on] Dec 2nd informed Admiral Grant 15 American Yachts were allotted here . Only 5 here now. The long planned Genoa convoy effective Feb 10th based on allotment promises to be a failure. Mediterranean Sea escort must now practically be a danger zone escort. If no more Yachts are coming soon suggest release of ocean escort now running to England. 11410.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date was handwritten at the top of the page and is confirmed by the time stamp immediately before the signature. Document reference: “11-13-5”.