Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Brigadier General Henry P. McCain, Adjutant General of the United States Army
Cablegram Sent September 7 1917
To Opnav for Adjutant General, War Dept. Serial No. 487
Via N C B A Prep by NCT Appvd by C. of S.
Copies to C. of S.; J.V.B.; Mil. Att.
From Commander of Naval Forces in European Waters.
To Chief of Naval Operations.
For Adjutant General, War. Dept.
487. Quote reference cablegram September fourth from Chief Naval Operations reporting departure MANCHURIA carrying two hundred fifty officers direct for London, I recommend that hereafter no vessels with troops aboard be sent except in convoy period Under no circumstances should troops be routed to London as British authorities deem it too dangerous in English Channel and they will land them at some intermediate point period Therefore all troops passing through England should be routed via Liverpool period Request number of officers on MANCHURIA designated for duty with British forces in England Signed Rothers Unquote 20207
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. “Information Copy.” appears in the upper-left corner.