Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Richard H. Jackson, United States Staff Representative, Paris
CABLEGRAM SENT June 8, 1918. TOH
To: AMNAVPAR, Paris Serial No. 2502
Prep. by C-1 SX D.R.
2502. Your 2113 is not clear and does not cover the point raised. It is evident that 2 cannoniers cannot be used both on the New York convoy and the Verdon convoy at the same time as the dates of sailings and arrivals conflict. It is not intended to release American escort vessels from either the Verdon convoy nor the New York convoy. At the present time about 6 U.S. escort vessels are furnished for the New York convoy and about 4 for the Verdon convoy. What is desired is that French shall, if possible supply a definite number of escorting vessels for each of these convoys every 8 days. Two such escorting vessels for each convoy would be sufficient under present conditions. 12208. 2502.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.