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

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <22-[4?]-4>

Cablegram Sent July 6, 1918        JSM

To Opnav, Washington (Buord)                 Serial No. 684

Prep. by M-4                 SX      D.R.


684 Admiralty states that they have under consideration question of protection of mine-sweepers required to sweep areas mined with American Mark VI mines and request any available information as to best method to adopt.1 Admiralty requests be informed if any means of protecting mine sweepers has been standardised in the United States.2 09506 684


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

Footnote 1: Presumably, these were areas of the North Sea mine barrage.

Footnote 2: No reply has been found.

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