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, the matter was discussed by the Admiralty and highly approved and arrangements made to escort Pennsylvania to anchorage with Grand Fleet Firth of Forth. 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.