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
8 Sept. <7,> 1918
Origin Opnav, Washington.
1152. Admiralty has decided sail HC 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. 19007. 1152.
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.