Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in Europe
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED Y-7. <October 3, 1918>
Origin Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 2545
Ref’d to Date Action, Notes and Initials.
CS 4 Oct MC 7
2545. Your 5929. To comply with wishes of the Italian Officials as stated in your cable, Commander Train will be issued additional orders designating him representative in Italy of the Commander United States Naval Forces European Waters. 1403. 2545
Time sent. 11.PM Oct. 3 1918.
Time recd. 5.07 AM Oct. 4 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date at the top of the page is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.