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Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Chronological Copy.                          File No. <50/1/5>

Cablegram Sent September 18 <17>, 1918. Y-3

To Opnav Washington.                          Serial No. 4996

Prep. by C-in-C                 H.T.M.1 SX D.R.

48 ARD        

CONFIDENTIAL

4996 Arrived London to-day after inspecting activities at Queenstown and air stations in Ireland. Lough Foyle station operating limited extent, others not yet operating but expect to be soon. Cordial reception by British authorities. Expect to visit Fleet2 next week. Strongly recommend approval Sims cables 45233 and 48854 so that convoys especially troops may proceed uninterruptedly. Signed Mayo. 190117. 4996.

     SIMS

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation following the text.

Footnote 1: Probably, Lt. Cmdr. Henry T. Markland.

Footnote 2: That is, the British Grand Fleet based in Rosyth, Scotland.

Footnote 3: See: Sims to Benson, 10 September 1918.

Footnote 4: Cable number 4885 has not been found, but see: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Sims, 1 September 1918.

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