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

Action Copy.                                 File No. 50-1-50

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <August 27, 1918.>

Origin Opnav, Washington.                    Ser. No. Simben 13A

  Ref’d to          Date           Action, Notes and Initials

     CS             Aug 28         NCT

     C-10           Sept. 9        See our 6057 to Brest and 179

to Rome1 JBB      

     46 ARD

H I G H L Y  S E C R E T

Simsadus.

Simben 13 A. Admiral Mayo accompanied by seven officers of his staff will sail via U. S. S. Utah with orders to make general inspection of naval activities including air stations.2 20027 Simben 13 A.

Benson

     8.55 a.m.

               August 28th-1918

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

Footnote 1: These cables have not been found.

Footnote 2: For Sims’ reaction, see: Sims to Anne Hitchcock Sims, 31 August 1918.

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