Captain Arthur de K. L. May, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff, to Vice Admiral Montague E. Browning, Commander in Chief, North America and West Indies Station
From Admiralty Date 1.7.17.
To V.A. North America & W.I./(See end of message) Wells Norfolk, Va.
Convoys are arriving at rendezvous ahead of time making arrangement of Destroyer escort extremely difficult. Reduce margin of time allowed to 24 hours and impress on Officers in Charge of convoys the necessity of adjusting speed so as to avoid being ahead of time by more than 4 or 5 hours. Was this made quite clear to CARRICAN HEAD.
Repeat to V.A.North America & West Indies No. 565.
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/656. A note at the bottom identifies the recipients as “First Sea Lord [Adm. Sir John R. Jellicoe]. A.C.N.S./D.O.D. [Director of Operations, RAdm. George P. W. Hope]/Convoy [Convoys Division].”