Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, Cruiser Force Commander; Rear Admiral Hilary P. Jones, Cruiser Division Four; Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
Sept. 9th. 1918.
COMMANDER CRUISER FORCE
COMMANDER DIVISION FOUR CRUISER FORCE
COMMANDER IN CHIEF ATLANTIC
BOX: Following received from Admiral Sims Quote Several reports have been received of three masted auxiliary schooner acting in suspicious manner first report dated July eighth Latitude forty-five degrees twenty minutes Longitude Twenty-seven degrees west comma second report in same vicinity on July Twenty-sixth comma third report on Five August apparently same vessel furled sails using auxiliary engine Latitude forty-six degrees longitude twenty-three degrees unquote period Commander Cruiser Force and Commander Division Four Cruiser Force give this information to all eastbound escort vessels particularly destroyers passing through this general vicinity and direct them to be on lookout for such vessel Acknowledge COMDR CRUISER FORCE COMDR DIVISION FOUR CRUISER FORCE COMDR-IN-CHIEF ATLANTIC 15009
Source Note: C, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document identifiers at top of document: “OP-52_H” and “OCC-6108.”