Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

 

COPY OF CABLEGRAM SENT  15 March EWC

To:  Opnav Washington.                     Ser.No. 5158.

Prep.by   O-1                SX

                                  25 ADR.

VERY SECRET.

5158. Recommend that all troop convoys and single ships regardless of destination set course from rendezvous for usual landfall on French coast as contemplated in Opnav cable 795 of October 22, 1917.1 This procedure was not followed in case of Group-22. Information is requested as to instruction issued to U.S.S. GREAT NORTHERN.2    16315. 5158.

SIMS.

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

Footnote 1: This cable has not been found.

Footnote 2: A passenger ship acquired by the Navy in September 1917. For the reply to this cable, see: Opnav to Sims, 16 March 1918.

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