Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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 5, 1918.> March 16406 RES1

Origin Opnav Washington                         Ser. No. 3522

     C-1 6 Mar

     21 ADR

VERY SECRET

Simsadus.

3522.     Your 4714.2 Recent groups report they have wasted much time by slowness and changing of course in order not to cross standard meridian ahead of time. In view of moderate speed and time allowing 24 hours extra appears too great. In view of better weather conditions and better timing of vessels future groups will be allowed only 12 hours leeway. Acknowledge. 16005.

Benson       

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

Footnote 1: Initials of transcriber.

Footnote 2: This document has not been located.

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