Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Bureau of Navigation
Subject Copy. File No. <30/1/12>
Cablegram Sent September 19 1918 Y-12
To Opnav Washington (Bunav) Serial No. 5142
Prep. by S-1 D.R.
5142. I am amalgamating armed guards merchant ships now being taken over by Navy into crews of their respective vessels. I have authorized the turning over of confidential publications by the armed guard Commanders to duly commissioned Commanding Officers of these vessels. 184519. 5142.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.