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

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED      November 16th. 1917.

Origin Opnav, Washington                        Serial No. 1117

Via

Simsadus

     1117. Admiral Dunn1 has been assigned to duty at Azores Islands base and will be our senior naval officer. It is the understanding with Admiralty that he will be in command of Allied Powers, if any are there. 09014

Admiral Benson.

                   3.00 pm    

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

Footnote 1: RAdm. Herbert O. Dunn.

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