Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, Gibraltar Patrol Squadron
CABLEGRAM SENT October 13, 1917.
To: Comrolfor, Gibraltar Serial No. G 101.
Via N.C.B.10.D Prep. by C. of S. Appvd. By N.C.T.
File No. 25-1-3F
Copies to: C. of S. J.V.B.
101.— I have under consideration the plan of assigning you to the command of forces operating on the French coast and transferring Rear Admiral Fletcher to your command. This matter has not been taken up with the Department and will not be until I hear from you. Cable me whether or not the change of duties would be agreeable to you and what members of your staff you would wish to transfer with you. You would have Headquarters on shore at Brest. 18013
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. There are initials, presumably of the typist, in the upper right-hand corner. These are “JWB.”