Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Various Officers in the Western Hemisphere
22 June 1918.
COMMANDANTS FIRST TO EIGHTH NAVAL DISTS INC[lusive].
COMMANDANT FIFTEENTH NAVAL DIST.
FLAG SANTO DOMINGO
FLAG ST THOMAS
CAPTAIN HINES HALIFAX
COMDR AMERICAN PATROL DETACHMENT
For all American routing officers colon it has come to the Department’s attention that routing instructions have been given out containing general information and instructions regarding other routes than the one for the voyage of the vessel in question and that the Department’s general instructions have been quoted at length period This practice must stop period Each route given a vessel should appear as a separate and individual route and in no manner in the vessels instructions should there be indicated the general system or general principles guiding the routing officer in laying down the route for that particular trip. 22022,
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifier in top right-hand corner: “OCC-5118.”