Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent 22 October 1917.
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 1024
Via N. C. R. D. 17 Prep. by HIC Appvd. by N.C.T. File No.
Copies to: C. of S., J. V. B.; H. I. C.
1024. Opnav 209. Recommend location following coastal air stations British Wexford Queenstown Bantry Bay Loch Foyle. France Dunkirk Brest Ile Tudy LeCroisic San Trojan Areachon Fromentine. Repair and assembly plant Paulliac. Finishing school Lacanau. Location of remaining four will be determined after Cone arrives in France and investigates situation and requirements. In mean time construction of equipment for all fifteen should proceed. Am authorizing preliminary work to proceed.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document is: “Subject Copy.” Document reference: “22122.”