Commander Joel R.Poinsett Pringle, Chief of Staff, Destroyer Flotillas, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
NAVAL SIGNAL. –Copy-
Commander Vice Admiral Sims
J.R.P.Pringle U.S.Embassy, London Date- July 27-17
Time- 6-10 P.M.
Conference with Gibson completed, Stop. Vice Admiral desires to know whether our ships will refit here or elsewhere, stop, This knowledge absolutely necessary in order that programme of refit may be carried through as planned, stop. Commencing Aug 8th three destroyers at a time average length refit ten days, stop. Large number ships and limited facilities here necessitate starting programme promptly, stop. Doubtfull whether Queenstown can cope with it, stop. Request immediate decision, stop
Source Note: Cy, DNA, Entry 517, Box 7.