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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <8-11-1>

Cablegram Sent July 18, 1918.      TOH

To Opnav, Washington                        Serial No. 1336

Prep. by C-1                      SX D.R.

                                      31 ADR

SECRET

1336. Trans-Atlantic radio receiving station my Headquarters in all respects ready to receive broadcasted dispatches from Belmar and Tuckerton1 in accordance with D N C letter Op 26 Fi of 21 May.2 Suggest sending on July 19, 20 and 21 ten nonconfidential official dispatches from midnight GMT to 1 AM GMT which otherwise would be sent by cable and acknowledgement of serials will be made to Department by cable. Foregoing desired to test arrangements for reception these dispatches by French stations. As check on this communication Lyons radio station will acknowledge receipt and request any repetitions forwarding dispatches direct to me by land line. 02318 1336

Sims          

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

Footnote 1: The U.S. Navy had radio stations at Belmar and Tuckerton, NJ.

Footnote 2: This cable has not been found.

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