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

Chronological Copy.

Date Nov 28, 1918    Y-99                       File No. <7-1-2>

Sent                                            Serial No 5832

Recd. 10:40 PM         Received Cablegram       Cipher Clear

<November 27, 1918.>

From Opnav, Washington           To Simsadus

SWO   Nov 28

C-3

A-C

No. 5832-197 Alnav

Official censorship on mail of officers and men of Naval vessles and stations in United States and Great Britain and in United States and British waters removed. Official censorship of Naval Forces will follow policy of countries in whose waters or territory forces operating 14127 5832

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable’s test. The 28 November date may have been when the message was circulated to members of Sims’ staff.

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