Commodore Guy R. Gaunt, British Naval Attaché at Washington, to British Admiralty
TELEGRAM. No. 369
From Commodore Gaunt Washington DATE11.9.17.
[11 September 1917]
To Sent 5.45pm
369 POG Admiral Benson after discussing situation with Japanese Mission asks me to what extent we can be responsible for the Eastern Pacific. The Japanese offered to Base one Armoured Cruiser on Hawaii. I understand Americans told the Mission that they did not think it advisable to have Japanese vessels in Mexican waters or adjacent.
Source Note: Cy, UK-KeNA, Adm. 137/658. There is a routing list at the bottom of this copy: “1. S.L. [Adm. Sir John R. Jellicoe]/[Former First Sea Lord and Admiralty advisor] Sir A[rthur].Wilson/D.O.D. [Director, Operations Division RAdm. George P. W. Hope]/D.I.D. [Director, Intelligence Division RAdm. William R. Hall].”