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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

 

Cablegram Received <January 12, 1918>   Jan  17012 JWK.1

Origin Opnav Washington                 Ser. No. 2152

Ref’d. To

Date

ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS

CS

13 Jan.

 

M-I

 

 

M-42

 

 

27ARD

VERY SECRET

Simsadus.

2152. We are so much impressed by the success of C and K tubes we are sending them over as fast as we can have them made and delivered. The numerous sinkings close inshore along south and west coast United Kingdom impress upon us the tremendous possibilities of successful offensive operations by vigorous use of these tubes. It is desired you urge this point on the coming meeting of the allied naval conference. 17012

Benson.       

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. “Action Copy” and “File No.” appear at the top of the page.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriptionist.

Footnote 2: CS was Sim’s Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining and M1 and M4, indicating the Admiralty.

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