Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent October 24, 1918.
To Opnav Washington Serial No. 7893
Prep. by N-8 Ap’vd. by SX D.R.
Rec’d Coded Cypher 43 ARD Disp’chd Mess.
7893. British official return shipping losses for week ending October 19, 1918 reports: British ships sunk 19,776 gross tonnage, damaged nil; Allied and Neutral ships sunk 616 gross tonnage, damaged 4,095 gross tonnage. 163824. 7893.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.