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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.

                                  Sig.

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

Sims.         

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

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