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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Office of Chief of Naval Operations

CABLEGRAM SENT: 6th August, 1917.

To: OPNAV WASHINGTON          Serial No. 199

VIA: Q 211                        File No. 55 3 1

Number one hundred and ninety-nine Referring to Opnav ninety-five. Admiralty considers it essential to invite French and Italian representatives date of conference to be decided after arrival Admiral Mayo2 (stop) Admiralty requests Admiral Mayo arrive before and of August if practicable.



Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identification number: “S97.”

Footnote 1: This is the signal code for the British Admiralty.

Footnote 2: Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet. For more on the conference, see Mayo's conference report, dated 17 September 1917.

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