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Lieutenant Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché in Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


Action Copy.                                 File No. 16-11-7.


Origin    Alusna, Rome.                        Serial No.  31.

Ref’d to       Date                 Action, Notes and Initials

N-2       14 Dec.        Admiralty informed: J.K.R.|1|

     23 D.


31. Understand Spanish Atlantic Liners are constantly in communication with enemy submarines making gifts of champagne. Department informed. 16013.

Train Naval Attache.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Filing numbers “1/5/5/J” appear in the upper right in columnar fashion. This copy is on a printed form, and several of the headings have been left blank.

Footnote 1: Probably Lt. Cmdr. John H. Royes, who served on Sims’ staff as a liaison officer with British intelligence.

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