Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
File No. 31/3/1
January <8, 1918> 02009 FHA
Origin Opnav, Washington (secnav)
Ser. No. 2049
Ref’d. to Jan 9
2049. Your 2669 Department fully appreciates feeling indicated by First Lord and realizes the good result to be obtained but fear knowledge of such action might create unfortunate feeling on part of other Allies and thereby weaken strong sense of cooperation now existing between all concerned. 14008
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten and appears to have been added later.