Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent Nov. 11, 1917
To Opnav Washington. Serial No. 1405
Via NCB 18 D Prepared by Admiral Benson Appvd. by
File No. <31-4-18>
1405. After investigation and consultation with Sims regarding status of Naval Attache London am convinced there is unnecessary duplication of work and some confusion due to peculiar conditions incident to having a senior officer here. Therefore recommend Sims be ordered as Naval Attache in London in addition to his other duties and that Captain MacDougall be relieved ordered home and assigned to other duty.
The situation in Paris will be looked into and recommendation made later. Benson. Unquote. 16411.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. “Information Copy.” appears in the upper-left corner. Sims sent this cable on behalf of Benson, who was in London at the time as part of the House Mission.