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

BATTLE CRUISER RAID

               Information Copy.

          CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 8 Sept. <7,> 1918

Origin Opnav, Washington.

SECRET   

Simsadus.

1152. Admiralty has decided sail HC1 convoy direct from Quebec, not maintaining New York section. Plan effective September 13th. Army only send 6000 troops per month in HC,will assign Battleship due to sail HC to United States slow convoy.2 19007. 1152.

Benson.            

7:05 a.m. Sept. 8 1918. 

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifier in top right-hand corner in columnar style: “1/3/C/J/O.” The handwritten date, which appears in angle brackets, is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the text.

Footnote 1: Convoys originating in Canada, usually Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, to England.

Footnote 2: Convoys composed of ships capable of 12.5 knots per hour.

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