Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
TELEGRAM. No. 168
From Admiralty Date 1 July.17
To B Naval Attaché Washington 1940
SENT: July 1, 1917 <For> Secretary of the Navy,
Number sixtysix. I again urgently request services Captain Pratt and a Commander for duty in Admiralty in connection with convoys (stop) If Captain Pratt could come at once with Departments point of view his estimate of situation would undoubtedly be of incalculable value and remove any misunderstanding of the situation which may now exist.
Source Note: Sn: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/656. A list at the bottom of the page identifies where copies should be filed. At the end of the document, someone has written in ink, “By orders of S.L. [First Sea Lord Adm. Sir John Jellicoe]/U.S./Naval Att[ache]/1.7.17,” presumably indicating the Admiralty’s approval for the message to go to Daniels via the British Naval Attaché.