Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Staff of Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Forces Based on Gibraltar
Subject Copy. File No. <12-4-1>
Cablegram Sent July, 15, 1918 TOH
To Senafloat, Gibraltar. Serial No. 1334
Prep. by CS NCT D.R.
1334. Your 1139. Yes. Claims by American vessels should be investigated by body acting as Board of Investigation, rather than Court of Inquiry as we understand the term. Majority of Board should be American Officers and it should be borne in mind that determination of probability of sinking or damaging enemy submarine is often largely dependent upon information of subsequent submarine activity in neighborhood of encounter. 22515. 1334
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.