Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
Cablegram Received Sept. 7 1917
Origin Secretary of Navy Serial No. Opnav 353
Via Sig cipher Date No. 13007
Copies to C. of S.; J.V.B.; Ad. Mayo File No.
Opnav 353. For Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet. This Government has been approached on subject of sending battleship or other craft to Norway in case she is forced into war. Discuss subject in all its details particularly with reference to logistics and division of our main fleet.
Keep Department fully and promptly informed as to progress of discussion, views of yourself and Admiral Sims, also general opinion of other confere<e>s. Before making a decision this Government must be fully informed as to any plan considered, the object to be attained and the part each nation is to play.13007
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. “Action Copy.” appears in the upper-left corner. This copy is on a printed form with a table just above the cable. This table has been omitted.