Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No. <51-1-9>
Cablegram Sent Y-56 Nov<ember 1>
To Amnavpar Paris Serial No. 34
Prep. by CS NCT D.R.
S E C R E T.
34 For Admiral Benson. With reference to proposed changes in assignment of battleships to Division Opnav 3923 and my 7, Admiralty now agrees to proposed rotation of ships of Division 6 and 9. Department has been asked to state Whether plan is formally approved and if so when first relief ship will be ready to sail from United States and what ship it will be. Rodman has been asked which ship he would prefer to send home first and which ship of Division 6 he would prefer to have as her relief. 190701 34
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date at the top of the page is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of this document.