Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché in Washington to British Admiralty
TELEGRAM. No. 101
From Washington Date 6.6.17.
Foll’g from Commodore Gaunt.
The two questions left by Adl de Chair. First two Light Cruisers will not be sent to Adriatic as it is held that America is not at war with Austria Hungary. Second two – seized German ships to be used as minelayers. This matter has now been referred to Cabinet.
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/656. At the end of the document is a columnar list indicating to whom this telegram was sent: “1L./1SL./DOD./DID.”; First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Eric Geddes; First Sea Lord, Adm. Sir John R. Jellicoe; Director of the Operations Division RAdm Thomas Jackson; and Director of the Intelligence Division Capt. William E. Hall.