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
Subject Copy. File No.
Cablegram Sent 5 July 1918, RLM
To Comfran, Brest. Serial No. 3396
Prep. by C-1 NCT. D.R.
3396. Amend my 2657 to provide that in the event of an unarmed allied vessel or neutral vessel in allied interests sailing for port on Atlantic seabo[a]rd arrangements should be made if possible for such vessel to proceed after convoy is dispersed <for> company with defensively armed ship of the same sea speed and bound for approximately the same port. This proviso need not be followed when there is no submarine activity to westward. 11105 3396
Source Note: Sn:Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.