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Office of Naval Operations to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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          Cablegram Received Nov 20, 1917

Origin    Opnav, Washington. (Secnav)       Serial No. 1220

Via       Sigcode                           Date No. 14402

Copies to     COS, JVB.1                  File No. 31/3/4

Action referred to



1220. Vice Admiral W.S. Sims assume additional duty as Naval Attache’ London. 14402.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Sims’ Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining and Cmdr. John V. Babcock, Sims’ aide and Intelligence Officer.

Footnote 2: Benson’s signature, replacing some typewritten text which is now indecipherable, was written in by an editor at a later date.

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