Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sir William Lowther Grant. Commander, North America and West Indies Station
To SEE BELOW. DATE XXXXX
Arrangements are being made by U.S. Naval Authorities to specially detail U.S. Officers as Vice Commodores in H.N. Convoys.
These Officers will assist Commodore and after point of separation will take charge of vessels for Bay of Biscay ports.
They should be supplied with Convoy Cypher.
The first U.S. Vice Commodore will sail with H.N. 68.
Sent to C. in C. N.A. and W.I. 870.
Repeated to N.V.C. New York. 133.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. There is a routing list below the close that reads: “A.C.N.S. [Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff RAdm. Alexander L. Duff] D.M.M. [Director, Mercantile Movements Division] FORCE COMMANDER U.S.N. [VAdm. William S. Sims] F.L.O.”