Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
File No. 49-8-3
Cablegram sent Jan 18, 1918 MJK
Opnav Washington 3042
01 COS 25 ADR
3042. Your 2192. I concur in proposed plan. Suggest that majority of vessels at western base be tugs. Radius of chasers proves to be about 800 miles at 8 knots. Groups of chasers should be as large as practicable. Present plans contemplate sending about January 25 NOKOMIS, RAMBLER, UTOWANA
M, BARNEGAT, and CONCORD to French Coast and Venetia, Nahant and Penobscot to Gibraltar. Margaret and Galatea to remain Azores and GYPSUM QUEEN to be sent home. 08318
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “1/2/3/4.” in columnar fashion.