Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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Cablegram Received  July <1, 1918.> 00102    RES1

Origin Opnav Washington            Ser. No. 7963

Ref’d. to

Date

ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS.

O-1

3 July

 

     31 ARD

S E C R E T

Simsadus.

7963.     Your 332.2 Send U.S.S.BAINBRIDGE and U.S.S.NASHVILLE to Navy Yard Charleston, S. C. for repairs direct both vessels bring spare parts and patterns and inform Department when and by what route they will sail.

     According to present indications destroyers will sail to report to you as follows:

U.S.S.FAIRFAX or U.S.S.DYER July 9

U.S.S.TALBOT July 18

U.S.S.MONTGOMERY U.S.S.BELL July 27

U.S.S.STRIBLING U.S.S.WATERS August 5

U.S.S.WICKES August 8

U.S.S. MCKEE U.S.S.MURRAY August 14

U.S.S.TAYLOR U.S.S.DENT August 22nd

U.S.S.SCHLEY U.S.S.ISRAEL August 28

U.S.S.WARD U.S.S.PHILLIP August 30.

     U.S.S.RATHBOURNE and U.S.S.CALHOUN sailed June 30 with orders to return via Azores Islands after convoy is met by Eastern escort

     U.S.S.STRINGHAM and U.S.S.DYER or U.S.S.FAIRFAX will sail July 10 with similar orders to return. Necessary direct 4 destroyers above mentioned return in order provide against possible delay in delivery other destroyers mentioned herein. 12001. 7963.

Benson.       

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

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