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)
Prep.by 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. Investigation toward further reduction continuing. 222221 3328.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifier “ME37.” appears in the top-left corner.