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Naval History and Heritage Command

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

OL 4346  

Operations

November 1, 1918

VICE ADMIRAL SIMS

TRANSLATION

OPNAV 4346 (BOX) Assuming necessity to renew or parallel Northern Barrage next year account deterioration present barrage. Advise in detail concerning mines required. Inventory mine material on hand after completion this year’s work requested as soon as possible.1 16301 4346

          Buord

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

Footnote 1: No reply to this cable has been found, and it is entirely possible the matter was given no further consideration since an armistice was declared on on 11 November.

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