Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Forces Based on Gibraltar
Subject Copy. File No. <3>
Cablegram Sent July 14, 1918. TOM
To Senafloat, Gibraltar. Serial No. 1326
Prep. by O-1 NCT D.R.
1326. Your 1126. I do not consider it desirable to issue any orders that will limit the freedom of the British Vice-Admiral, Malta, or Admiral Grant in using to defeat the submarine campaign U.S. ships that have already been assigned to Gibraltar.
My 1209 referred only to new destroyers which are shortly to be added to your command. 08414 1326
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.