Lieutenant Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché in Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED May: 06104 <1918> TOH
Origin Alusna, Rome. Ser. No. 109
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N-1 4 May
N-3 5 ″ R.C.H.
109. Officers in general Italian Navy Department deplore action of Vice-Admiral Revel at Paris conference. Understand he will change his mind and send Dreadnoughts to Corfu. Naval Attache knows that Minister of Marine informed the Prime Minister now at Supreme War Council that there was absolutely no reason why dreadnoughts should not go to Corfu. As sure best interests of Italian and Allies served by removal of Revel and believe Italian Navy at large would like it. If Allies make such suggestion believe change would be quickly made in which case recommend Vice-Admiral Millo for position, this concurred in by British Naval Attache. 14003
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 415. Di Revel ultimately weathered this storm, and was not replaced in his position as Chief of the Italian Naval Staff.