Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Sent 19 November 1918. Y-21
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 76
Prep. by O1 SX D.R.
76. Your 5309. The only suitable vessels in Europe to relieve the OLYMPIA are the BIRMINGHAM and CHESTER both of which are in use as flagships in connection with duties regarding carrying out terms of armistice. Admiral McCully and staff remained in Northern Russia. It is proposed to take advantage of the opportunity to <d>ock the OLYMPIA and then return her to Murmansk. Your 5309. 183019. 76.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Notation below close: “Opnav 3508.”