Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received January 8327
Origin <Opnav> Washington Serial No. 2450
C S 2 Jan 27
2450. British authorities here have cabled that wheat if possible, failing wheat, corn or food stuffs can be supplied as cargoes for sailing vessels. It is believed best that ships be dispatched singly as more secrecy and promptness may be had. Inform department of decision made. 19025.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.