Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, second cable of the day
CABLEGRAM SENT 5 Sept. 1918 ALS
To—Opnav Washington Serial No. 4205
Prep. by A6 SX D.R.
4205. In support of Prime Minister’s statement in House of Commons on August 7th that one hundred and fifty submarines have been destroyed, which was denied by the German Government, Admiralty have given to press full names, rank and fate of one hundred and fifty submarine captains together with numerous remarks concerning their records to be released September 6th. Statement considered too long to duplicate officially. 165505 4205
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifiers “1/3/H/J” and “16-5-9” appear in the upper-left corner.