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

Action Copy.                                File No.

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  10 November 1918.

Origin    Simsadus London                   Ser. No. 99

Ref’d. to










For Benson. URGENT

Your 1091

As far as known no orders have been given stopping dispatching troops. Last H C convoy has no U S Troops, and it is believed that convoy H X-552 which left New York 4th November has none as I have received no report of troops and Admiralty also states they have received none through their sources. <183010,>


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the top left-hand corner is printed “Form A.”

Footnote 1: This cable has not been found.

Footnote 2: HC convoys ran from Quebec or Halifax, Nova Scotia, to England; HX convoys ran between New York and the west coast of England. Crowell and Wilson, The Road to France, 463.

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