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Lieutenant Edward B. Robinette, Assistant Naval Attaché, Stockholm to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

File No. 28-3-1

          CABLEGRAM RECEIVED TFW <September 29, 1918.>

Origin Alusna Christiania1                       Ser. No. 135

Ref’d to N-1  Date Sept. 30

44 APR              S E C R E T

SIMSADUS

135 For Navintel reference my 1342 Following statement is published in entire Norwegian press this morning quoting commanding officer Admiral announces today that automatic contact mines will be laid in Norwegian waters between 59th degree 9th minute and 59th degree 25th minute No, latitude and west of 5th degree 10th minute east longitude from Greenwich. On account of this the above mentioned waters will be closed to general traffic from Monday October 7th unquote. 14029 135

                                   Robinette Hoffman acting.

Sent: 1:45 P.M. Sept. 29,1918.

Recd: 9:49 P.M. Sept.29, 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed after close.

Footnote 1: That is, American Legation United States Naval Attaché at Oslo, Norway.

Footnote 2: Document not found.

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