Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent 14 January 1918. ROC
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 2920
Prep by CS NCT D.R.
2920. My 2794 your 2127. Recommend Captain Richard H. Leigh be detached duty Washington and ordered to report to me for such duty as may be assigned. Have assigned him temporary duty Liaison Officer Anti-submarine Division Admiralty on request of Director that Division, cordially approved by First Sea Lord, but under his orders one eight four three dash eight six this is in addition to his duties in Bureau of Steam Engineering. Attitude of Admiralty officials changed since my two seven nine four was sent. They are now keenly interested and I foresee much benefit from Captain Leigh’s stay here and duty to which he has been assigned. Recommend same action case Lieutenant W. R. Carter.