Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Joel R. Poinsett Pringle, Chief of Staff, Destroyer Flotilla
Subject Copy. File No <4-2-13>
Cablegram Sent July 31, 1918. TOH
To Melvus,Queenstown Serial No. 2459
Prep. by CS NCT D.R.
2459. Department is contemplating sending three battleships to base at Berehaven. Report as soon as possible whether dreadnoughts of the PENNSYLVANIA type can reach the anchorage behind Bere Island considering both navigational conditions and boom defenses. Would the existing nets and booms furnish security against submarines for battleships lying at this anchorage? 13431 2459
Source Note: CCy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Stamped after close: “13431.”