Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Rear Admiral William H. H. Bullard, Commander, United States Naval Forces in the Eastern Mediterranean
Amata Malta 3 November 1918
For Rear-Admiral Bullard.
The Austrian Fleet proceeding to Corfu to surrender to the Allies. Proceed to Corfu at earliest possible moment and assume temporary command UNited States Naval Forces there. Keep me and Sims informed your movementsand actions. Address me care Naval Attache Paris. 20203
Source Note: Cable, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 679. The notations “LRW,” “JGB,” and “DUMMY.” appear at the top of the page.