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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters to British Admiralty


Cable Dispatch.


SENT:     June 22, 1917.          TO:  British Admiralty.

FROM:     Queenstown.


          836.      Your 529           Eighteen Destroyers now leaving to convoy Transports will be absent until about July First (stop) From that date on it is probable that eight Destroyers will be available at all times for escort one convoy a week from New York (stop) Commander-in-Chief1 returns 23rd June subject will be referred to him.



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

Footnote 1: Adm. Sir Lewis Bayly, Commander, Coast of Ireland. Sims had received a letter from Bayly on 1 June, in which he asked Sims if he would like to run the Station while he was on leave from 18 to 23 June. Sims readily agreed to the suggestion, and the Admiralty gave its consent on 7 June. Queenstown Patrol: 196n.

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