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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, Commander, Mine Force

Subject Copy.

File No.           

Cablegram Sent 23 July <24, 1918.> EWC1

To   Aminfor, Inverness For C.M.F.      Serial No. 453

Prep. by CS         C of S2 D.R.

33 ADR.            

CONFIDENTIAL.

453. Intend to send Commander Mine Force to Malta at an early date as Force Commander’s representative at a conference to consider Mediterranean mining projects. Date of meeting of conference not yet determined,3 but it will be soon. Commander Mine Force should be prepared to proceed on short notice, and may expect to be absent about two weeks. 01224,  453.

Sims.

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Chief of Staff Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 3: See: Charles P.R. Coode to Somerset A. Gough-Calthorpe, 25 July 1918.

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