First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe to Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché in Washington, D.C.
SENT: July 6, 1917. TO: Commodore Gaunt
FROM: First Sea Lord.
189. Your 197. Should be very grateful if gunboats SACRAMENTO, WANKTON, NASHVILLE, MARIETTA, MACHIAS, CASTINE, WHEELING and PADUCH could be sent to Gibraltar where they would be invaluable for seeing convoys clear of submarines area off the coast. Admiral Sims concurs.
FIRST SEA LORD
Source Note: CCy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B