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

Action Copy.                                     File No.

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED 11 November 1918.

Origin    Simsadus London                   Ser. No. 104

Ref’d to       Date           ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS

                             NPH

                             Amnavpar Paris

For Benson.

Having been officially informed by the British Admiralty of the signing of the Armistice with Germany, I have informed all the forces under my command of the fact and have directed immediate cessation of hostilities. The forces have been warned that there are still certain German submarines on the high seas which may not have received information of cessation of hostilities and have been directed that necessary precautions be observed to forestall attack by these submarines. 115411.

              Sims.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Notation “Form A” appears in the top-left corner.

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