Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, Commander, Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet
CONFIDENTIAL May 29, 1917.
To: Rear Admiral
Albert Gleaves, U.S.N.,
Commander, Destroyer Force,
Subject: To Commander U.S. Convoy Operations in the Atlantic.
1. You are hereby designated as Commander of U.S. Convoy Operations in the Atlantic.
2. This is in addition to your other duties.
Source Note: DTS, DLC-MSS, Albert Gleaves Papers, Box 7. The document is typed on Navy Department stationery. At the top of the page is the following identification appears, “N-31/W.” Following Daniels’ signature is a list of individuals who received a copy of this letter: “Operations./C-in-C, Atl. Fleet.” The Chief of Naval of Operations was Adm. William S. Benson. The Commander-in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet was Adm. Henry T. Mayo.