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Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

<September 8, 1918.>

Cablegram Received  06509 1918 EWC

Origin Opnav Washington       Ser.No. 2050



Action, Notes and Initials




18 D


2050. “You are designated as representative of United States Government at the meetings of Allied Naval Council until otherwise informed signed Josephus Daniels Secretary of the Navy.”  15008.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of cable.

Footnote 1: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations. Messages from Benson’s office were always sent over his signature.