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Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, Commander, Mine Force, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Action Copy.                           File No. 28-11-3

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  <August 24, 1918.>  JFL

Origin Aminfor Inverness           Ser. No. 568

Ref’d to  Date      Action, Notes and Initials

S-1       25 Aug    CAD (given by hand to CS)

M-4                WRA

45 ADR         C O N F I D E N T I A L


568 Your 6441 From preliminary investigation think it possible to send assembled mines in carriers to mine laying ship dispensing with assembling plants at base but require rese<r>voir storage shelters at base and an assembling plant in United States. It would take 6 months to duplicate our assembling plant anywhere in Mediterranean Sea. Other scheme could be carried out in two. In view of location of contemplated barrier think Bizerta should not be considered. Request constructor Emory <S.> Land be sent Base 182 at once for consultation as to possibility of rigging carriers to take assembled mines before deciding what to do.     15224   568


8:25 PM August 24, 1918

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document reference: “1/6/P/J/Q.”

Footnote 2: Base 18 was at Inverness, Scotland.

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