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Naval History and Heritage Command

Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

 

File No. 28-8-3

Cablegram Sent 20 June <21,> 1918. RLM

To Opnav, Washington.                        Serial No. 9913

PreP. by: CS                  NCT  D.R.

31 ADR

9913. Foreseeing possible need of type of mine that can be successfully laid in five hundred fathoms of water, recommend Bureau undertake developement of such a mine. 00121 9913.

/s/ Sims.          

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Identifiers “1/3/A/J” appear on the right side in columnar fashion. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.

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