Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, United States Patrol Squadron Based atGibraltar, 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
846. My 831 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 Officer I ordered Commander Nelson take all submarine chasers locate and attack with orders to return to-night refuel and proceed on earliest hour practicable. 12317. 846
Source Note: D, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 387.