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

              CABLEGRAM RECEIVED       September 18, 1918

Origin    Opnav Washington (Secnav)              Ser. No. 1716

Ref’d to M-4     Date September 19th

31 ARD             CONFIDENTIAL

Simsadus:

1716 Your 48451 Plans outlined that cable approved by Department. Buord will proceed with procuring of mine material in accordance with plans outlined. In conjunction with Commander Mine Force2 select the location of the Mediterranean Sea Mine Base and report as soon as possible regarding the building material and equipment required therefore 18018 1716

Benson.                      

Time Sent:  Omitted

Time Recd:  8:06 a.m.  Sept: 19

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

Footnote 2: RAdm. Joseph Strauss.

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