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
3566. Your 3401. 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 Verdon 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.