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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

Communication Copy.

Cablegram Sent October 24, 1918.

To Opnav Washington                    Serial No. 7893

Prep. by N-8   Ap’vd. by         SX     D.R.

                                                       Cable

Rec’d     Coded     Cypher    43 ARD        Disp’chd    Mess.

SECRET

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.

SIMS.    

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

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