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 January 20 1918.
To Opnav, Washington.
3129. Your 2243. Allied Council does not meet until January twenty-second. Have taken matter up in advance with British Admiralty and find them perfectly agreeable to the proposal that Brazilian vessels cooperate with ours at Gibraltar. Syggest [i.e., Suggest] that proposed arrangement be made by State Department. If no official communication is received on the subject before adjournment of Council, matter will be taken up unofficially with the members. Preliminary operation of Brazilian forces from Azores Islands would not appear to be essential to the execution of the proposed plan. Am informed vessels need boiler repairs which could be best made at Gibraltar.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifying numbers: “25-1-15” and in columnar fashion: “1/3/5/J/6.”