Vice Admiral Henry F. Oliver, Secretary of the Admiralty, to Vice Admiral Sir Montague E. Browning, Commander, North America and West Indies Station
From Date 16.6.17.
To V.A., N.A. & W.I.
499. Regular convoy sailings at 4 day intervals are to commence on July 2nd from Hampton Roads. Cruisers should be detailed accordingly. The escorts for convoys due to leave July 14th, 18th, 26th August 3rd will be provided by Special Armed Merchant Trading Vessels now fitting out in U.K. Report by telegram the proposed programme of cruisers up to 30th July.
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/656