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

Chronological Copy.         FMR          File No. <11/1/1>

Cablegram Sent November 27, 1917.

To   OpNav, Washington         Serial No. 1742

Prep. by  BAL              NCT  R.1


1742. Your 1296.2 Plan proposed may slow up shipping too much. Suggest no definite action be taken until matter is discussed with Admiralty. Further reply will be sent. <21327.>


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

Footnote 1: “BAL” was Cmdr. Byron A. Long, the aide on Sims’ staff who handled convoy matters; “NCT” was Sims’ Chief of Staff Capt. Nathan C. Twining. The “R.” is printed. There is a line below this line but the entries are crossed through and unreadable.

Footnote 2: See: Office of Chief of Naval Operations to Sims, 24 November 1917. The plan was to send slow convoys “of about 20 ships destination Italian port for Gibraltar via Azores Islands.”

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