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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Rear Admiral Henry S. Knapp, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Subject Copy.                               File No.

CABLEGRAM SENT      3 May 1919.

To   SIMSADUS LONDON1                 Serial No. <1344>

Prep. by M-5/C                    D.R.

     Your 1656.2 There are no plans whatever for active operations and what is intended is merely to ensure the safe withdrawal of our land forces. In view statement contained in reference, sub-chasers will not be sent Russian coast but will be held until further orders. Acknowledge. <192003.>


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

Footnote 1: Although Knapp had replaced Adm. William S. Sims as commander in Europe, his headquarters maintained the designation “Simsadus.”

Footnote 2: This document has not been found.

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