Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Forces Operating in European Waters to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
CABLEGRAM SENT 31 October 1917
To: Opnav, Washington Serial No. 1197
Via: N C B 10 A D R Prep. by BAL Appvd. by ECT
Copies to BAL only.
1197. Steamer PANNONIA carrying U. S. troops was routed from New York in mercantile convoy as vessel was too slow for Halifax convoy. The danger in this is manifest. Recommend troops be sent in fast convoys only.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.