Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service
Subject Copy File No. <4-2-16>
Cablegram Sent 12 July 1918 RLM.
To Comfran, Brest.( Aviation Paris) Serial No. 3656
Prep. by M-1 NCT D.R.
3656. Following received from Department QUOTE Seaplanes loaded during week ending July 6th in vessels as follows:
HS-Ones for French Stations, 11 in U.S.C.S. LOS ANGELES
4 in U.S.S. HOUSTON
4 in U.S.S. KIOWA
2 in U.S.S. LAKE HURON
H-Sixteens for Stations in Ireland.
3 in U.S.C.S. LOS ANGELES
DH-Fours for Northern Bombing Squadrons,
4 in U.S.S. HOUSTON. UNQUOTE.
U.S.C.S. LOS ANGELES will be routed to Brest for discharge of all seaplanes and cargo of oil as impracticable route to English or Irish port. 08012, 3656.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document was directed through RAdm. Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces in France.