Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
June <2, 1918.> 21502 RES SMF
OPNAV Washington. 6778
O-1 3 June
31 ADR CONFIDENTIAL
<6>778. USS BLACK HAWK, USS SARANAC will be ready to sail about June 8th and USS AROOSTOOK, USS SHAWMUT about June 15th? Department proposes sending these vessels in fast convoy from New York unless otherwise desired by you. If you desire them to sail alone, please furnish routing instructions. 09002 6778.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date, which is handwritten, is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the text.