Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Staff of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

                           SECRET          25 September 1918

SIMSADUS

     Urgent Your 54491 LEVIATHAN will be routed Brest sailing along 29 September period Next voyage routed England to dock November 3 to November 6 period Refer our 19282 following change in schedule comma

     Cancel Special group comma

     Group 69 LEVIATHAN September 29 Speed 18 comma

     Group 70 September 30th 4 Troop Transports Speed 14.5 comma

     Group 71 October 5th 4 Troop Transports Speed 16 comma

     Group 72 October 7th 4 Troop Transports Speed 12.5 comma

     Group 73 October 10th 4 Troop Transports Speed 17 comma

     Group 74 October 14th 9 Troop Transports Speed 13 xxxxx   

        period

Note 4 Troop Transports in Groups 71 and 73 but believed you can handle them view small size period Groups 70 and 72 period Rearrangement eastern <entire> schedule occasioned by unexpected length stay in port <abroad> of ORIZABA SIBONEY MAUI HARRISBURG and PLATTSBURG

   OPNAV

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifier in upper left-hand corner: “Op-46.”

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