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

File No. 18-6-1

                            CABLE SENT      21st August. EWC

Ser. No. 3328.

To   Opnav, Washington. (Buord)   M-4                      D.R SX


3328. On sixth mining expedition 4% detonated causing 8% additional to countermine. Results confirm steps taken towards lowering premature explosions.1 Investigation toward further reduction continuing. 222221 3328.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifier “ME37.” appears in the top-left corner.

Footnote 1: For more on premature explosions, see: Sims to Daniels, 10 August 1918.

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