Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED: July <1, 1918,>11001 RRT.
Origin: Opnav Washington. Ser.No. SIMBEN 3.
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CS July 2.
SIMBEN 3. Your 307. As last hope German battle cruisers may be sent out to completely destroy one of our large troop convoys. We depend upon you to gain and give information on this point and Grand Fleet to take necessary action until United States could act. 11001. SIMBEN 3.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference number: “3/C/H/7.” Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.