Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Major General John J. Pershing, Commander, American Expeditionary Forces
DEPARTMENT CABLES # 3615.
Cablegram Sent March 26, 1918 TOH
To Amnavpar, Paris. Serial No. 1721
Prep. by O-1 SX D.R.
1721. For General Pershing. Referring to your cable March 24, the whole subject of ships to transport U.S. troops is being handled by the War Department in Washington and is under discussion there at the present moment with British Representatives. No decision has as yet been reached as to the British ships that will be allocated for carrying U.S. troops to France. I shall advise you if I am informed of the decisions reached in Washington. 1721
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifier “1/3/C/J” appears in the upper-right corner.