Rear Admiral Dudley R.S. De Chair to First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe
From Washington Date 5.2.1917
To Admiralty Recd. 5.15 pm
Following from Admiral for First Sea Lord.
Six destroyers leave for Berehaven this week six next week and eighteen are not being ordered to (?Seattle) to get ready to proceed as soon as possible. This will make total of 36. Two destroyer tenders MELIVLLE and DIXIE sail with them one of which will act as flagship of Admiral Sims. It is hoped six trawlers will also start over as soon as they can get them. French Commission much disgruntled at these concessions to us.
Source Note: CCy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/655.