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States it is reported by Con-
sular Agent at Bremer-
haven (hat vessel Evelyn
was sunk by a mine Feb.
20 between Norderney and
the Isle of Borkum.

Reports sinking of steamer
Evelyn by mines.

States Consular Agent, Bre-
merhaven, reports Carib
sunk by mine Feb. 22.
Three of crew lost.

States that Commander
Gherardi has been in-
formed that vessel Evelyn
sank in latitude 53° 52'
north, longitude 6° 7' east.

Informs him that the Brit-
ish Naval Officer who
boarded the Evelyn gave
no instructions of any
kind to the Master of that
vessel.

States that the American
vessels Evelyn and Carib
were lost in North Sea
because, contrary to direc-
tions given in the Nach-
richten fiir Seefahrer, they
ran along the East Frie-
sian Islands by direction
of a British warship.

Reports that statements ob-
tained by Naval Attache

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From and to whom.

Consul Fee to the Secretary of State.

The German Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

Ambassador Gerard to the Secretary of State.

Date.

1915.

Mar. 4

Mar. 26

Apr. 12

Subject.

Gherardi from captains of the vessels Evelyn and Carib show that both vessels were sunk by mines and the British gave no false directions as re ported.

Incloses the reports under oath of captain and offi cers of the American steamer Carib.

States that investigation of Evelyn and Carib casualties show that the vessels had on board Dutch, not German pilots. Those pilots according to inquiries made are not competent to navigate German waters. Repeats the course recommended in the Nachrichten fur Bee fahrer No. 3161/14, north around Scotland to the guiding buoys of Lis tertief offers the least danger.

Incloses translation of a note received from Ger man Foreign Office rela tive to the sinking of the American vessels Evelyn and Cart'6.

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Consul Stephens to the Secretary of State (telegram).

The Secretary of State to Ambassador W. H. Page (telegram).

Consul Stephens to the Secretary of State (telegram).

Consul General Skinner to the Secretary of State (telegram).

Date.

1915. May 31

May 3

May 3

May 4

Subject.

Reports the torpedoing of American steamship Gulflight off Scilly.

Instructs him to obtain detailed report of attack on steamship Gulflight and forward Department.

Reports Gulflight was struck by German torpedo and has been towed into Crow Sound, Scilly, by British patrols. Cargo apparently undamaged.

Gives brief statement of Gulflight incident as reported by Boness, second mate of the vessel.

States British Admiralty has charge of steamship Gulflight but are on the point of turning it over to the salvage company. Also states he has instructed consul at Plymouth to mail depositions of ship's officers and crew.

Instructs him to ascertain immediately from ship's officers and crew whether Gulflight was under convoy or protection of patrol boats.

Reports that Lieut. Towers and Constructor McBride have visited Gulflight, examined ship, and taken sworn depositions of officers. Details of attack given.

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Ambassador W. H. Page to
the Secretary of State
(telegram).

The Secretary of State to
Ambassador W. H. Page
(telegram).

Ambassador W. H. Page to
the Secretary of State
(telegram).

May 4

May 6

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1 Received.

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States German Admiralty has as yet no news as to Oulflight.

Reports it appears that cap tain of Oulflight complied, without raising any question, witk signals of British patrol boats to proceed under their convoy.

States he is informed by British Government that no mines have been laid anywhere in vicinity of Scilly Islands by British authorities.

Reports statement by Capt. Smith, of Gulflight, relating to a conversation between Commander of British patrol boat Filey and late Capt. Gunter, of Oulflight, regarding convoy ships.

Case of the "Nebraskan."

Reports topedoing of American steamship Nebraskan.

States British Admiralty reports Nebraska* is on way to Liverpool and ie being escorted. Also states he is sending Naval At tadiS to Liverpool to ex ami no ship.

Gives detailed report of the torpedoing of steamer Arcbraskan.

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Ambassador W. H. Page to

the Secretary of State

(telegram).
Ambassador W. H. Page to

the Secretary of State

(telegram).

Consul General Skinner to
the Secretary of State
(telegram).

May 26 l

May 26

May 27

79

79

1 Received.

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