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Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Squadron Based on Gibraltar, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

 

File No. S3.            

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED: May:   00318   TOH

ORIGIN:   Senafloat, Gibraltar.              S ER. No. 846.

O-1       18 May                                  3

O-4                                               5

32 ADR

CONFIDENTIAL

Simsadus.

846. My 8311 Sailing hour 4:00 p.m. today but enemy submarines sighted submerged and bombed by seaplanes 10 miles East Southeast Gibraltar 6:30 this morning 17th. At request Senior Naval Officer2 I ordered Commander Nelson3 take all submarine chasers locate and attack with orders to return to-night refuel and proceed on earliest hour practicable.  12317.  846

Niblack.      

Source Note: D, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387.

Footnote 1: This document has not been found.

Footnote 2: RAdm. Heathcoat S. Grant, R.N. Commander, British Forces Stationed at Gibraltar.

Footnote 3: Cmdr. Charles P. Nelson.