Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, second cable of the day
Action Copy. File No.11-2-17.
Cablegram Received <September 12, 1918.> Y-5
Origin: Opnav Washington Ser.No. 1370
Ref’d to Date
CS 13 Sept.
53 ADR. S E C R E T
1370. Your 4323 This matter will be considered by our planning Section and early decision arrived at. Department is strongly of opinion that a preliminary and most important feature of plan is early completion of North Sea mine barrage 09012 1370.
4:05 AM Sept 13 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of cable.