Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <30-1-31>
Cablegram Received <September 23, 1918.> Y5
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 1996
C-1 23 Sept
43 ADR SECRET.
1996. Following are sailing tank ships balance September and October for Brest, France<:>
USS MAUMEE 30th September 7700 tons
USS H L PRATT and
USS W L STEED 4th October 10,000 and 8,000 respectively
USS HISKO 8th October 9000 tons;
For Devonport 8th October
As this balance brings total for September and October above your requirements your recommendations desired. 10023. 1996.
Sent 11 PM 23 Sept 1918.
Recd 216 A 23 Sept 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of cable.