Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
18 Dec 1917
2218. My 2217. Although the Admiralty have not emphasized the attitude of the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet in this question I have no doubt that the main reason for proposing the change in the location of the barrage is the strategic objections raised by the Commander in Chief to the Aberdeen-Ekersund line period I concur in the opinion that the change is necessary for the success of the project period Please regard cable as confidential. 07018.