Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received September 12 <11>, 1917,
Origin Opnav Washington Serial No 395
Via N C B D 5 Date No. 1801
Copies to C. of S.; J.V.B.; E.C.T. File No.
Action referred to:
From Chief of Naval operations.
To Commander of Naval Forces in European Waters.
395. 19108 navy has no enlisted men capable of assembling mines period This work is done by Navy Yard Employees at Navy Yard, Norfolk Va., and the enlisted personnel know nothing of the procedure. 18011
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.