Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Op-46                     SECRET                9 September 1918

SIMSADUS

     Our <OL521> modified as follows Group 641 September 14th comma four troop transports speed sixteen period Group 65 September 15th eleven troop transports speed thirteen period Additional tentative schedule Group 66 September 19th two troop transports speed seventeen period Group 67 23rd September twelve troop transports speed twelve point five period Group 68 September 25th three troop transports speed nineteen period Group 69 September 30th four troop transports speed seventeen period <17009 1178>

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Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Cable “OL 521 has not been found.” The designation “Group” meant that it was a troopship convoy from The United States to France. Wilson, American Navy in France: 47.

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