Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received September 2, 1917.
Origin: Chief of Naval Operations.
To: Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet
From Chief Naval Operations.
Opnav 303. In view of condition and the fact we are sending over so many antisubmarine craft it would seem opportune for England to send a few destroyers to aid the Italians in the Adriatic Sea period. They are very anxious to get this form of assistance period, 18031.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.