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First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe to Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington


                            TELEGRAM.                                                    OUT


To Naval Attache Washington                                                                  DATE 9.7.17.

SENT 1650

Cypher L.

     For Commodore Gaunt

     Your 170

     Admiral Sims1 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]”.

Footnote 1: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters.

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