Lieutenant Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché at Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED May <1918>: 21310. RLM.
Origin Alusna, Rome. Ser. No. 115.
Ref’d to Date
CS 10 May
115. In personal confidential talk learn that the Minister Marine would like the Duke of Abruzzi to command the French Italian squadron at Corfu which I understand will consist of the 5 Italian dreadnaughts and 3 French battleships the former under the command Vice Admiral Solari. It is apparently decided that the Italian dreadnaughts are to go but no official statement has been issued. Believe Abruzzi will do well. Still believe that Revel should be relieved.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 415. Identifiers “16/3/17” appear in the right corner, and further identifiers “J/K/1/5/6” appear in the same corner in columnar fashion.