Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED June <19, 1918> 06220 RES
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 7482
Ref’d to. Date Action, Notes and Initials.
N-2 20 June J.H.R. Reply sent June 20th.
7482. Minister at the Hague in report of sinking of Hospital Ship K<Ö>NI<N>GEN REGEN
TTES states that British Hospital Ships used to transport British and German sick and wounded following supposed safe lanes and are under German and British guarantees. Department desires information as to any special agreement that may exist in regard to t reatment of Hospital Ships that in any way modifies German announcement denying them immunity in English Channel. 20019. 7482.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time-date code that appears at the end of this document.