Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, Commander, Mine Force
Cablegram Sent 23 July <24, 1918.> EWC
To Aminfor, Inverness For C.M.F. Serial No. 453
Prep. by CS C of S D.R.
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, 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.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date is confirmed by the time and date stamp.