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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Jan 8. 1918       

VICE ADMIRAL SIMS,

OPNAV 2050 You are designated as the representative of the

United States Government at the meeting of the Allied Naval council1 until otherwise informed signed Josephus Daniels Secnav 15008, OPNAV

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: The Allied Naval Council was formed in November 1917 as a result of discussions between naval leaders of the United States and Great Britain. Sims summarized its purpose and composition in Sims to William V. Pratt, 21 November 1917.

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