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Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington, to First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss

TELEGRAM.       No. 736.

From   Commodore Gaunt Washington.          Date 23.3.18.

To Admiralty.                               Recd 9.4.am.

                    CORRECTION.

                              ‘H’

736 POG.

Personal URGENT for 1st Sea Lord.

Admiral Benson says that from [intelligence] which he describes as absolutely reliable he has information that four German submarines will shortly be operating on this Coast. One of the points will be?Cape Race1 and he asks me whether we are satisfied as to Intelligence Service there and if not suggested sending two American submarines to that vicinity.2

Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/1621.

Footnote 1: Cape Race is in Newfoundland, Canada.

Footnote 2: The intelligence concerning the German submarines was not correct.

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