Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Rear Admiral William S. Sims
RECEIVED. April 17th, 1917. To: Naval ATTACHE.
Is it not practicable to blockade German coast efficiently and completely thus making practically impossible the egress and ingress of submarines.
The steps attempted or accomplished in this direction to be reported at once.
Yours of noon fourteenth April will be given earnest and immediate attention.
Above for Sims.
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Source Note: C, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517.