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Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  March <23, 1918.> 01394 MJK

Origin    Opnav Washington                      Ser. No. 4161

     O1   24-3-18

     25 ADR


4161. Request Commander of every Westbound convoy be furnished information before sailing of location of North and South bound convoys. Collisions have been narrowly averted du e to lack of this information. 22023 4161


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “11-3-1/1/3/8/7.” The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations suggested altering the routes of convoys sailing to France so as to alleviate this problem. See: Office of Chief of Naval Operations to Henry B. Wilson, 25 March 1918.

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