Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
DECEMBER 22, 1917.
From: The Chief of Naval Operations.
To: Vice Admiral Sims, London.
Effort being made to credit impression you have been hampered by failure of Navy Department to meet your request for various things, particularly personnel. I feel that a strong positive statement on this subject from you is highly desirable.
Source Note: Naval Investigation, 1: 8.