Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

          CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <November 6, 1918.> Y-21

Origin Opnav Washington (Secnav),                Ser. No. 4658

     Ref’d to       Date

       M-4          7 Nov.

          53 ADR

SECRET

Simsadus.

4658. Your 8912.1 Aegean project abandoned and Adriatic Sea program sus<pended> to extent recommended in your cable. Sufficient mines on hand to augment North Sea barrage in case necessary to do so this winter. 15106. 4658.

<Opnav (Secnav,)>

Sent  4.40 AM Nov. 7, 1918.

Rec’d 9.15 AM Nov. 7, 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable.

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