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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED       July <10, 1918,> 07411 SSM1

Origin: Opnav Washington (Secnav)       Ser. No. 8361.

Ref’d to:      Date:

CS             11 July

29 ARD

Simsadus.

8361.     Assistant Secretary Navy2 will shortly arrive England as “Official Representative of the Navy Department<”> for purpose looking into Naval Administration with particular reference to land, expenditure and other matters connected with organisation of Navy Department and for the purpose of observing conditions abroad. 18010.     8361.

Benson.                 

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Asst. Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt toured Naval Stations and the Western Front for a month in July 1918. History Central, Accessed on 2 July 1918, http://www.historycentral.com/FDR/FDRNavy.html.

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