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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

Subject Copy.                               File No. 11-2-1

CABLEGRAM SENT Y-17 3 Oct. 1918.

To Opnav Washington                    Serial No. 6138

Prep. by S-1                 SX D.R.

                                      53 ADR

SECRET

6138. My 4640.1 Owing to lack of success in operations against submarines in area west of Brest Admiralty proposes to adopt Department’s suggestion in cable 11892 and send submarines to operate in this area. It would greatly assist chances of successful offensive if O-boats were sent to this side to operate either in this area or wherever chances of success were most likely. 130403 6138

SIMS.         

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date at the top of the page is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

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