The Mining of the Dardanelles
Clarence H. New
Published in The Blue Book Magazine, Jun 1909.
Grisscome has learned of a horrific plot by Prussia to help destroy the newly created US White Fleet, soon to enter the Med through the Suez. The ploy was to get the Ottoman Sultan to secretly mine the Dardanelles. Then a very prominent American woman, visiting Istanbul, was to be kidnapped, forcing the American President to send the fleet there, not knowing the straits had been mined.