Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bureau of Ordnance to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  August 09402   TOH1     28-1-1

Origin    Opnav, Washington. (Buord)    Ser.No. 9346

Ref’d To  Date

M-4       2 Aug               <August 1, 1918>

29 ADR

CONFIDENTIAL

9346.     Your 2116.2   Total 125,000 mark 6 mines will be completed by 1st December 1918. Assumed that 75,000 will be enough for North Sea 50,000 will be available for Mediterranean Sea. Additional quantity will be obtained as required but should have 3 months notice. Request information by mail of needs for the present prospective projects in such detail as to enable Bureau to plan fully for manufacture of all parts of mines and mining equipment. 16301  9436

Benson3           

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “1/2/A/J.” Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: The document referred to has not been found.

Footnote 3: Adm. William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations.

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