First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe to Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington
To Naval Attache Washington DATE 9.7.17.
For Commodore Gaunt
Admiral Sims message in my 178 expresses Admiralty views exactly.
Naval Vice Consuls should of course carry out any local orders for U.S. waters which may be given by U.S. authorities should enemy operate on your side
First Sea Lord
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/1436. A distribution list at the bottom reads “First Sea Lord/M 08531 (with papers) [identity unknown]/D.O.D. [Director, Operations Division, RAdm. Thomas Jackson]/TRADE/A.C.N.S. [Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, VAdm. Sir Henry F. Oliver]”.