Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
File No. 49-8-3
Cablegram Sent April 23, 1918. TOH
To Opnav. Washington, Serial No. 6926
Prep. by C-2 D.R. NCT
6926. My 4137. Recommend that two tugs for Azores be fitted for mine sweeping. Rear Admiral Dunn has requested mine sweepers owing to possibility of mines being laid near entrance Ponta del Gada. There is no specific information indicating any such enemt<y> intention, but it is considered to be a wise prec<au>tion to furnish mine sweepers as soon as practicable.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.