Rear Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Destroyers Operating from British Bases, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
SENT: 2 May, 1917. TO: Sec, Navy, NO: 20202.
IN accordance with request from French Minister of Marine and after conferences with the Admiralty and the French Naval Attache I am leaving for Paris for a consultation upon the submarine situation. The First Sea Lord is also going. I will be in communication with London over special telephone and telegraph wires. Will return within a few days.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517.