Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

DISPATCH TO BE SENT

Date 31 October 1918

To   OPNAV

Prepared by    CS

HIGHLY SECRET.

     Submarines that have been concentrated in the North Sea are apparently leaving the area and proceeding home.1 Two submarines sighted in North Sea by British trawlers October thirty but neither in concentration area. No further information concerning Mediterranean submarines.

     British Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean2 acting under instructions his Government signed armistice with Turkey effective noon October thirtyone.

     Message sent to Opnav, Amnavpar and Comfran.

SIMS.             

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 2: VAdm. Sir Somerset A. Gough-Calthorpe.

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