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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Herbert O. Dunn, Commander, Azores Detachment

Subject Copy.                              File No. 27-11-[2?]

Cablegram Sent  25 Sept 1918  Y-11

To      Senafloat Ponta del Gada                Serial No. 1209

Prep. by   M-1               SX D.R.

B                       

1209. Your 781. Department authorizes you to loan two three inch guns and reasonable amount of ammunition to Portuguese Government for duration of War.1 Please obtain receipts and forward copies here. 163825 1209.

SIMS.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Portugal requested that they be given a force of U.S. submarine chasers. See: Sims to Benson, 10 September 1918.