Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received March <20, 1918.> 08221 MJK
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 4066
21 D. VERY SECRET.
4066. Owing to urgent need of using all available tonnage it appears necessary for Army to employ small amount of ships of speed about 7-1/2 to 8 knots not capable of maintaining speed set as minimum for slowest trans-atlantic convoy. Your recommendation requested, as to best method of utilizing this tonnage.-21020 – 4066
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten; it is confirmed by the time/date entry immediately following the text.