Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Chronological Copy. File No. <40/31/2>
Cablegram Sent February 27 1918
Origin Opnav Washington Serial No. 4488 LEM
Prep. by R1 ECT D.R.
4488. Your 1669. Admiralty now state their Scottish Yards can make any necessary repairs [to] our mine carriers and mine planters North barrage. BRIDGEPORT consequently not needed that duty but much needed French Coast to release PANTHER for return to Azores where need for services or repair ship is marked. Request her departure be expedited. Please inform me approximate date she may be expected. <19527.>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.