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EXHIBIT NO. 18 (HART INQUIRY)
CinC File No.
S81-5/0398

                        UNITED STATES FLEET
                  U. S. S. PENNSYLVANIA, Flagship

                                  AT SEA, HAWAIIAN AREA, March 12, 1941.


Confidential
From: Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet.
To: The Chief of Naval Operations
Subject: Anti-torpedo baffles for protection against torpedo plane
         attacks, Pearl Harbor.
Reference: (a) CNO Conf. ltr. file CP-30C1-AJ (SC) N20-12 Serial 09330
            of 15 Feb. 1941.

1. In view of the contents of reference (a), the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, recommends that until a light efficient net, that can be laid temporarily and quickly is developed, no A/T nets be supplied this area.

                                                           H. E. KIMMEL.


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