Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington, to First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe
TELEGRAM. No. 505.
From Washington. DATE 15.11.17
To Admiralty S. 14th 11.15. pm.
505. Following from Commodore Gaunt.
Secret and personal for the First Sea Lord.
Admiral Rodman expects to sail with 4 ships not later than 24th Nov. They have 6 months stores and provisions some of which they will want to land and expect to arrive with sufficient coal to last for some time. He has completed all ships with British Signal Flags and as he expresses it hopes he will be “absorbed into the Grand Fleet at once”.
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/659. Notation below close: “First Sea Lord.”