Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED August 19,1917
Origin Daniels, Secy. Navy. Serial No. NA342
Via N C B D Date No. 14018
Copies to Chief of Staff; Babcock; Admiralty.
Action referred to: Pay Inspector Tobey
From Daniels, Secretary Navy
To Alusna. London
NO 342. Legation Copenhagen, Denmark informed German fleet in Holtenau section of Kiel Canal has on fuel, provisions and equipment and is prepared to sail.
It was inspected August 11th by the Grand Admiral and is thought to be sailing for Russia
One Kaiser, three Deutschland, two Braunchsweig, one Wittelsbach, 24 torpedo boats, 4 destroyers. 14018.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B.