Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No.
CABLEGRAM SENT Jan. 15, 1918. IT
To Opnav Washington Serial No 2961
Prep. by C-1 [SX?] D.R.
2961. Your 2053. Following vessels will be sent Brest. U.S.S. MAY,U.S.S. NOKOMIS, U.S.S.RAMBLER. Following will be sent Gibraltar U.S.S. VENETIA, U.S.S.NAHANT,U.S.S. PENOBSCOT. Following will remain Azores, U.S.S. GALATEA and U.S.S.MARGARET. All other yachts arriving will be sent to French Coast. 15015
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifying number at the top of the page in columnar fashion: “3/4/5/C.” “C-1” was presumably a section in Sims’ staff; “SX” is crossed through and difficult to read. “25 D” was the code used to send this message and “IT” was presumably the initials of the unknown coder.