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.