Rear Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Destroyers Operating from British Bases, to Navy Department
Sent: from PARIS about May 5th, 1917. TO: Navy Department.
Relations with French Navy very satisfactory (stop) Conference with Minister and Chief of Staff and French Attache London and British Attache Paris and First Sea Lord resulted in unanimous agreement our destroyer force remain concentrated and attack enemy submarines in whatever area they may be operating in greatest numbers, probably principally in area from south to west north-west of Fastnet. <15005>
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Source Note: C, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517. The reference number in angle brackets just before the signature was added by someone in pencil.