Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
TELEGRAM RECEIVED Sept. 28, 1917.
Origin Opnav, Washington Serial No. Opnav 347
Via N.C.B.A. 13 Date No. 18028
Copies to C. of S., J.V.B., B.A.L.
C. of S.
Opnav 547. Several reports received from American vessels engaged in troop convoy would indiacte [i.e., indicate] insufficient convoy force on leaving French ports. In view of increased number of our naval vessels now operating in these waters Department hopes that this matter will receive immediate attention 18028.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.