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Naval History and Heritage Command

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      Sept. 28, <27> 1918.

To   Opnav Washington    Ser. No. 3701

Prep. by N-8 SX     Code 31 ARD

S E C R E T.

5701.     British official return shippinglosses for week ending September 21, 1918 reports British ships sunk 44,116 gross tonnage, damaged nil; Allied and Neutral ships sunk 14,010 gross tonnage; damaged nil. 160027    5701.

SIMS.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “11-9-5 “B”/1/3/O/H.” Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.

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