Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
GIBRALTAR FIRST CONVOY
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED Nov. 25, 1917. 7.40 AM
Origin Opnav, Washington Ser. No. 1296
Ref’d to Date
1296 On or about December first it is departments plan if acceptable to Admiralty to start one convoy of about 20 ships destination Italian port for Gibraltar via Azores Islands. Speed of convoy about 200 miles per day. Escort one of U.S.S. DENVER class. Other convoy probably follow in future. 21024.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document is an: “Action Copy.”