Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Sent 5 June 1918 HLM
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 9056
Prep. by C-1 SX D.R.
9056. Recommend that U.S. Vice Commodores sent in New York convoys select large deep draft ship as flagship. In several instances light draft ships have been selected and by request of Army authorities in France these ships have been diverted to Havre, so that the services of Vice-Commodore’s ship have been lost. 14305. 9056
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.