Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Operation Orders of Force Movements, etc. Secret Routes for Vessels

14 Nov. 1917. 

Opnav Washington                             Serial No. 1106

Via N C B 18 A D R                                Date No. 15013

Copies to BAL,1 only

VERY SECRET.

Simsadus.

1106.     About November 30th U.S.S. FULTION, U.S.S. BUSHNELL,2 3 Tugs and 7 of L. class submarines and 1 E. class sail for England via Azores. U.S.S. FULTON, U.S.S. E-1 will remain Azores, others proceed England. Information requested where they will base. The L. class have no housing periscope which may debar them from certain operations. 15013.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Cmdr. Byron A. Long.

Footnote 2: FULTON and BUSHNELL were United States Navy submarine tenders.

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