Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
SENT: June 1, 1917. TO: Sec. of Navy (Operations)
THROUGH: State Department.
It has been suggested by the Chief of the British Secret Service that any United States and British activities in such service abroad be co-ordinated (Stop) The Chief of the British Service in the United States will in a few days discuss the subject with the Department (Stop) The necessity of co-operation both for mutual interests and for safety of agents has been demonstrated by experience (Stop) British Chief also suggests desirability of detailing commissioned officer as our representative at their headquarters here (Stop) Consider Van der Veer eminently qualified. No other officer now available.
NO. OF COPIES: 2. REFERENCE NO.
Source Note: C, RG45, Entry 517B.