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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

Subject Copy.                File No. <28-3-1>

Cablegram Sent Sept 29 1918   Y-13

To Opnav Washington                Serial No. 5824

Prep. by M-4             SX D.R.

                                  31 ADR

S E C R E T

5824. URGENT. Cable just received from Robinette1 for Navintel2 Norwegian Government has notified charge d’Affaires3 that it is taking immediate steps to mine territorial waters as requested and that Norwegian Government is sending note to this effect to belligerent governments4 and gives statement to Norwegian press for publication Sunday. It is understood this means Sunday Septe-mber 29 124129 5824.

                                      Sims.

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

Footnote 1: United States Naval Attaché at Stockholm Lt. Edward B. Robinette.

Footnote 3: United States Chargé d’Affaires Hans F. A. Schoenfeld.

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