Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No. <55-5-2A>
Cablegram Sent November 11 ,1918 Y-53
To Opnav Washington Serial No 9439
Prep. by CS NCT D.R.
9439 Having been officially informed by the British Admiralty of the signing of the armistice with Germany I have informed all the Forces under my command of the fact and have directed immediate cessation of hostilities. The Forces have been warned that there are still certain German submarines on the high seas which may not have received information of the cessation of hostilities and have been directed that necessary precautions be observed to forestall attack by these submarines. 115411 9439
Source Note: Cable, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 679.