Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Commandants of Third, Fourth, Fifth Naval Districts, and Lieutenant Commander Warren C. Nixon, Commander in Chief, U.S.S. PATTERSON
U. S. NAVAL DESPATCH
<September 23, 1918.> Receiving Data. 24/18
Prefix Origin No. Operator or Signalman Check Date and Time
OPNAV 15 FN 69 2:20 p.m.
VIA BASE TWO System Code or Cypher
ADDRESS C - in - C LANDWIRE AMUTI--C<opyB>
Our 13022 - Enemy submarines reported vicinity AMBROSE CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL forenoon 23 September period U.S.S.PATTERSON and GROUP continue search north of Lat.40° to southern shore Long Island then return DELAWARE BREAKWATER. Acknowledge U.S.S.PATTERSON COMNAVDIS FOUR COMNAVDIS THREE COMNAVDIS FIVE C-in-C
<Not ack. because of discrepancy in ref. No.>
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of radiogram. Cable typed on printed form, several boxes not filled in.