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

Cablegram Sent      11 Dec., 1917

To Opnav       Serial No. 2046

Prep. by Comdr. Roys     NCT1 D.R.

21 ADR

2046. Your 1520.2 Azores had this information about November 26th. British ships are all instructed to send out allo on sighting submarines but no specific instructions have been issued by Admiralty to inform Azores as efficient radio station is in process of building . Have advised Admiralty that U. S. man of war is stationed there which will receive such messages while station is being built and also transmit same to British Intelligence Officer there. Have suggested that instructions be issued to British Merchant ships to this effect. 18311

Sims .   

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document is a: “Subject Copy.

Footnote 1: Cmdr. John R. Roys; and Capt. Nathan C. Twining, Sim’s Chief of Staff.

Footnote 2: Document has not been found.