Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces in France
CABLEGRAM SENT JULY 18, 1918. SFM
To: Comfran, Brest. Ser.No. 3884
Prep. by C-1 SX D.R.
S E C R E T:
3884. HB-7 will leave U.S. on 24 July and regularly every 8 days thereafter. Speed of HB convoys has been reduced to 9 knots. It is intended that largest number of ships for French Atlantic ports will be placed in HB convoys and only small number in HN convoys. HN-77 and HN-78 will probably have no ships for French Atlantic ports. 13418. 3884.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identification number “3/C” appears on the right side of the page below the serial number.