Captain Samuel S. Robison, Commander, Submarine Force, to All Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <45/1/11>
Cablegram Received <September 5, 1918.> LCR
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 978
SWO Sept 6 R/T as our Brest 5931 Aminfor 740 HRH.
C-3 Melvus 2966 Corfu 258
S-1 Gibraltar 1632 Plymouth 282
Ponta 1152 Capsam 49
978. 134 Alnav. The office of commander submarine force Atlantic fleet and supervisor of all submarines in commission is hereby discontinued. The duties of this office will hereafter be performed in the office of Naval Operations by director of submarines which is hereby established. All fleet and submarine force regulations cruising instructions force orders and force doctrines will remain in effect. All communications heretofore addressed to the commander submarine force Atlantic fleet and supervisor of all submarines in commission will be addressed to director of submarines submarine base New London, Conn. As soon as quarters are available the office of director will be transferred to the Navy Department, Washington, D.C. Signed S. S. Robison. 19005 978.
8:40 a.m., September 6, 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable.