Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander, Atlantic Fleet and Rear Admiral Albert T. Gleaves, Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force

U.S. NAVAL DESPATCH

Receiving Data

Prefix

Origin

No

Operators or Signalman

Check

Date and Time

 

OPNAV

36

DN        KY

66

5:25 P.M.

11-6-18

VIA Leadwire BASE TWO.1

System

Code or Signal Paraphrase

ADDRESS C in C. <and Comcrufor, [i.e., Commander, cruiser Force]>

     An increased flow of troops to Europe is necessitated by military situation on the Western Front. In turn this has increased duties of Cruiser Force. In order to meet this situation convoy duty is placed ahead of target practice for ships so engaged. COMCRUFOR, CINC. 13011.

<Opnav,> 

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Base 2 in Norfolk.

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