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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Staff of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


     Cablegram Received

September 5, 1918  

42 ADR


Origin: Opnav Washington

To:     Simsadus

952 Your 4060 Our 904.1 Our cable outlining Departments view. The United States will lay no part of the Aegean Barrage which will violate the territorial waters of Turkey, neither will it lend its force, material, or money for any project against Turkey. Short of that the Department will assume its appropriate share of this Barrage as outlined in its 904. 11005. 952.


636 AM 6 September 1918 

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Cable 4060 has not been found.

Footnote 1: For 904, see: Josephus Daniels to Sims, 4 September 1918.