First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe to Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington
Sent:- July 4th.1917. To: Naval Attache. Washington.
183. Personal from First Sea Lord.
Your 176 consider DES MOINES class sufficiently fast for convoy of vessels of less speed than 12 knots. 110 foot chase<r>s would certainly be of use.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.