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

Chronological Copy.                      File No.

Cablegram Sent 20 March 1918.  ROC

To Opnav, Washington.                     Serial No. 5372

Prep. by O-I                     SX    D.R.

25 ADR             

VERY SECRET

5372. In order to expedite turn around of troop transports convoys are now being split to different destinations in France. It is requested therefore that hereafter names of vessels in troop convoys be furnished me either in the preliminary information or in the cable giving the rendezvous and so forth, or as soon thereafter as practicable. War messages giving cargo and contents of troop transports should be given priority. 5372. 22020

Sims.         

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

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