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

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <5-3>

Cablegram Received <March 2, 1918.>

Origin Opnav Washington                 Ser. No. 3443

Q-11 3-5-18

21 D.


3443. Your 4563.2 Chief of Naval Operations3 desired you convey to First Sea Lord his appreciation of message. It is thought wise here and desirable that Vice Admiral Grant4 should at least be temporarily stationed in Washington, D.C. and probably permanently after conference is held with Chief of Naval Operations and Admiral Grant’s view obtained. The space has been assigned him in connection with operations. 16002.


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

Footnote 1: This is the signal code for the British Admiralty.

Footnote 3: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations.

Footnote 4: VAdm. Sir William Lowther Grant, Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station.

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