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Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Cablegram Sent Jan. 4. 1918

To   Opnav Washington                        Serial No. 2672

Prep by  CS                       SJ1    D.R.

21 R.        

VERY SECRET

2672. British official returns losses Allied and Neutral shipping for Week ending 29 December reports as sunk 107,213 gross tonnage, British ship damaged, 23,111 gross tonnage. 21504

SIMS.    

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: “CS” was Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining; “SJ” may have been Paymaster V. S. Jackson, a member of Sims’ staff.

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