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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels

Cablegram Coded          August 12, 1917,

To Secretary of the Navy                Serial No. 243

Via “ Q21

<Sent 12 Aug. Initial N.B.C.> File No. <55-3>

Number two four three as it was first understood from a cablegram from Admiral Browning that Admiral Mayo was coming on his flagship,1 the matter was discussed by the Admiralty and highly approved and arrangements made to escort Pennsylvania to anchorage with Grand Fleet Firth of Forth.2 The flagships visit would afford a unique opportunity for obtaining information through continuous association between all staff and other officers of all grades and departments of the fleet and also in the Admiralty. 16312


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Adm. Sir Montague E. Browning, Commander, North America and West Indes Station; and Adm. Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet.

Footnote 2: Mayo actually crossed on board the armed merchant steamer St. Louis, arriving at Liverpool on 27 August 1917. See: Sims to William S. Benson, 27 August 1917, and Mayo to Carrie Wing May, 26 August 1917, DLC-MSS, Henrty T. Mayo Papers, Box 3.

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