Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Operating Orders of Force Movements, etc,
Secret Routes for Vessels.
Cablegram Received 20 October 1917. 5.25 P.M.
Origin Opnav Washington Serial No. 748
Via N.C.B.D. 18 Date No. 20018
COPIES TO C of S
Ref’d to C of S Cabled Department 10/21/17 ECT
BAL Noted " DE
748. The need for cruisers in the Atlantic has made the department wish to move the U.S.S. Monterey to Honolulu, and bring the U.S.S. Galveston and U.S.S. Cincinnati to Atlantic. In view of previous understanding with admiralty as to force we would maintain Asiatic station the comment of Admiralty is desired. 20018.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.