Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
CABLEGRAM SENT 14 November 1918. Y 19
To Amnavpar Paris Serial No. 137.
137. For Benson. Referring to Opnav. 5027 regarding rotation of dreadnoughts. I recommend the plan be abandoned and that the ARIZONA be not sent over. It would seem that Battleship Division Six could be sent home soon but I would like to arrange that it go to the Grand Fleet for a week or so before going home. This cannot be done just now but can probably be arranged within a week or ten days. 175914 137
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.