Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <October 11, 1918.> Y-11
Origin Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 2967.
Ref’d to Date Action, Notes and Initials
AC Oct 12. Forwarded to Hough via Paris.
Rush Secret. J.V.B.
45 Adr. CONFIDENTIAL. See Misc. 1161 to Paris.
2967. Your 6545. “As recommended by yourself and Captain Hough you are authorized to offer substitute proposal provided first proposal is refused by Germans. Our policy should agree with British policy as far as possible especially the denial of repatriation for submarine personnel. State Department approves of above policy.” 14011. 2967.
Sent: 11:25 p.m., October 11, 1918.
Recd: 1:15 a.m., October 12, 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.