EXHIBIT NO. 18 (HART INQUIRY)
CinC File No.
UNITED STATES FLEET
U. S. S. PENNSYLVANIA, Flagship
AT SEA, HAWAIIAN AREA, March 12, 1941.
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.
(PROCEEDINGS OF THE HART INQUIRY)