Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received 25 November, 1917. 1.51 am
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 1293
1293. Your 1619 and 1339. This office in general approves plan suggested in your cable. A plan is now under consideration whereby we hope to undertake the Gibraltar cargo convoy every fifteen days out of Hampton Roads, Va., one cargo convoy every eight days out of New York, and the weekly troop convoy, by our own forces. Conference with Admiral Mayo must be held before entire plan can be submitted to Benson for his approval. 19024.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. A later editor dated the document to 24 November 1917. Document is an: “Action Copy.”