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.
Cablegram Sent July 11, 1918 JCM
To Comfran, Brest (For Cone) Serial No. 3611
Prep. by A-1 SX D.R.
3611.Following from Opnav QUOTE Seaplanes loaded during week during July 8th in vessels as follows HS-L<’>S for French stations 11 in USCS LOS ANGELES 4 in USS HOUSTON 4 in KIOWA and 2 in LAKE HURON total 21 H-6<’>S for Stations in Ireland 3 in USCS LOS ANGELES. D.H. 4<’>S for Northern Bombing Squadrons 4 in USS HOUSTON. UNQUOTE Do you desire DH-4 Airplanes shipped to Eastleigh provided British agree and that USS HOUSTON makes a British port. 01211. 3611
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.