Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
13 February 1918
VICE ADMIRAL SIMS
OPNAV 2897, Our 2628 2272 1958 (Box)
Department approves and will supply ten fourteen inch guns five mounts necessary train equipment and personnel to erect and completely operate in cooperation with British land forces period The approximate date of readiness for shipment should be June first or before period What will be the port of debarkation period The matter of twenty seven-inch guns will be handled directly with U S Army 15012.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “OP-9-A/OL 2897.”