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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 31 January 1918. ROC

To Opnav, Washington                   Serial No. 3508

Prep. by CS               [unreadable]  D.R.

27 ADR   


3508. Your 2450.1 Subject thoroughly discussed with Admiralty2 who agree with me that it is best that all ships be dispatched within as short a period as possible in order that the most of them may arrive at destination before operation is discovered and understood by enemy. I have not at any time intended to be understood as recommending that vessels be dispatched as a convoy or group. Wheat is the most needed cargo, but other food stuffs would be useful, 19431


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

Footnote 2: That is, British Admiralty.

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