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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France

Cablegram Sent 6 June 1918 RES

To Comfran Brest                        Serial No. 2675

Prep. by O-1                       SX D.R.

                                   29 ADR

CONFIDENTIAL.

2675. My 2673. Your 2611.1 Navy Departmen t states QUOTE vessels referred to were routedto Harve in accordance with General Pershing’s2 recommendation. The plan was suggested by General Pershing as means of relieving French Bay ports UNQUOTE. Please arrange with Army authorities so that no vessels will be destined for Havre by authorities in Unites States.        2675

                    Sims      00006

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

Footnote 1: The referred to documents have not been found. For more on the underlying problem of protecting Army transports to Havre, see: Sims to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 3 June 1918.

Footnote 2: Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing, U.S.A., Commander, American Expeditionary Force.

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