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Captain Nathan C. Twining, Chief of Staff, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Sir Douglas E. R. Brownrigg, R.N., Chief Censor, British Admiralty

29th December, 1917

FROM:     Vice Admiral W.S.Sims, U.S.Navy.

To  :     Chief Censor, Admiralty.

SUBJECT:  Censorship.

     1.   The following cablegram received from the Chief of Naval Operations, navy Department, Washington D.C. on December 28th is quoted for your information –1

“1834. Department desires that you<r> office censor all articles for publication and photograph<s> emanating from your force except that Admiral Wilson2 may censor articles from ships under him. Such articles to be forwarded for further censor by Department. Necessary to warn everybody especially Reserve that everything must be submitted for censor. Indiscreet articles have been received from U.S.S. KANAWHA II without any evidence of censor. 18027”.

N. C. TWINING      

Captain U.S.Navy   

Chief of Staff     

Signed for Vice Admiral Sims|3|

in his absence.    

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

Footnote 1: The cable from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William S. Benson has not been found.

Footnote 2: RAdm. Henry B. Wilson, Commander, Patrol Forces in France.

Footnote 3: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters.

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