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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces in France

Subject Copy.                          File No. <16-6-12>

Cablegram Sent November 28 1918 Y-65

To Amnavpar, Paris                     Serial No. 261

Prep. by C-2                 D.R. NCT

                                      43 ADR

CONFIDENTIAL

261 Following received from Train:1

     QUOTE Agreed that surrendered and paid-off ships Ex-Austria-Hungary shall be concentrated at Pola<,> Spalato<,> Cattaro.2 For purpose of National pride and moral effect on their people Italy desirous moving one of each class ship from Pola to Venice Italy for limited time then to be returned Pola<.> <C>an see no objection request instructions. UNQUOTE

     Train has been directed refer matter to Admiral Bullard.3 171528 261

Sims.                  

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

Footnote 1: Cmdr. Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché at Rome.

Footnote 2: These are the present-day Croatian cities of Pula, Split, and Kotor.

Footnote 3: RAdm. William H. G. Bullard, Commander, United States Naval Forces in the Eastern Mediterranean. Bullard was tasked with executing the naval terms of the armistice with Austria-Hungary.

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