Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral Sir W. Reginald Hall, R.N., Naval Intelligence Division, British Admiralty, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

<Cablegram,>                             <September 25, 1918.>

MOST SECRET

Admiral Sims

     The following false information has been conveyed to the enemy:- Convoys rendezvous at St. John’s Newfoundland, ships proceeding thither by the following route:-

 From 5 miles off Cape Race to 47° 25' North 52° 11' West, thence to harbour entrance.

WRHall.            

D.N.I.             

25.9.18            

Source Note: CS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the date typed below Hall’s signature.

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