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Rear Admiral Henry M. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces in France, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


CABLEGRAM RECEIVED         35005  July <6, 1918>  EWG

Comfran, Brest.                                     Ser. No. 3566

Ref’d to     Date

  O-1        6 July

33 ADR.



3566. Your 3401.1 Routing of Westbound convoys between here and United States should not be divided between 2 authorities. As I am responsible for convoys sailing from Brest France and Quiberon and special convoys from Verdon2 While under escort I should route them. When force is increased I hope to take over regular Verdon convoys. French are not furnished routes merchant convoys passing or approaching France. All routing will be done from Brest, France. 15106 3566.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the text.

Footnote 2: Le Verdon-sur-Mer is at the mouth of the Gironde River.