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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Forces Based on Gibraltar


Subject Copy.                                     File No. <3>

Cablegram Sent July 14, 1918.   TOM

To Senafloat, Gibraltar.                     Serial No. 1326

Prep. by O-1                  NCT D.R.

                                   31 ARD


1326. Your 1126.1 I do not consider it desirable to issue any orders that will limit the freedom of the British Vice-Admiral, Malta, or Admiral Grant2 in using to defeat the submarine campaign U.S. ships that have already been assigned to Gibraltar.

     My 12093 referred only to new destroyers which are shortly to be added to your command. 08414 1326


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: This document has not been found.

Footnote 2: Adm. Sir Somerset Gough-Calthorpe and VAdm. Sir William Lowther Grant, Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station.

Footnote 3: This document has not been found.