Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operation, to Rear Admiral Albert G. Winterhalter, Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic Fleet
24 July 1917.
Commander in-Chief,Asiatic Fleet
Department 12027 and 15030 June, C-in-C Asiatic, 17229 June (cipher) Admiral Wilson in command squadron two patrol force consisting three cruisers and eight gunboats will base Gibraltar paragraph Barry, Decatur, Isle, Bainbridge, Chauncey will base Gibraltar and on arrival Gibraltar period keep department informed probable movements, 19024.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.