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Maritime Danger Zones and Mine Areas—Continued.

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Transmits copy in translation of a communication received from Imperial Foreign Office, Nov. 14, 1914, relative to regulations for navigation in the German Bay of the North Sea.

States that a copy of reply of German Government to protest of British Gov. ernment against the laying of German mines has been forwarded to American Ambassador at London for transmission to British Foreign Office.

Incloses copy of a circular received from British Admiralty regarding the navigation of the North Sea and English Channel.

Transmits warning that Germany will resist the shipment of forces and implements by Great Britain to France with every war means at its command.

Mariners warned navigation entirely forbidden to all ships of described area in Irish Channel.

Incloses copy in translation of a note verbale received from the Imperial Foreign Office Feb. 28, 1915, relative to the extent of the war area proclaimed by the German Admiralty.

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Maritime Danger Zones and Mine Areas—Continued.

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1721

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Telegraphs with reference to a warning issued by the British Admiralty for vessels navigating between Great Yarmouth and the English Channel. States Admiralty cancels notice on navigation North Sea dated Nov. 30, 1914. Masters strongly urged to obtain latest notices before sailing from British ports. Gives principal mined areas as far as known. Incloses copy of British Admiralty notice relating to navigation in the North Sea and British home waters. States the Department does not fully understand the intention and effect underlying the regulations of Admiralty in canceling notice on navigation in North Sea of Nov. 30, 1914, cabled by Skinner May 17. Instructs Mr. Page to make report on subject. Transmits reply of British Foreign Office to inquiry of Ambassador Page as to Admiralty announcement canceling notice on navigation in North Sea of Nov. 30, 1914. States that the Department's inquiry is not fully answered by the note of British Foreign Office, and

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Maritime Danger Zones and Mine Areas—Continued.

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

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).

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

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

1915.

June 23

July 23

July 26

Aug. 17

Sept. 3

1916. May 2

Subject.

Reports

directs Mr. Page to secure further explanation.

Informs Department of no

tice to mariners issued by British Admiralty.

Quotes note from Foreign

Office, July 22, which states that neutral merchant vessels must apply through their diplomatic representative for special directions of the Admiralty as to the north-about route.

States Department under

stands requirement in Admiralty notice of May 15 that neutral vessels bound to North Sea by northabout route must obtain from Admiralty special directions, applies only to vessels sailing from British ports and not from American or neutral ports. Report whether this understanding is correct.

Quotes note from Sir E.

Grey relating to neutral vessels passing north-about from one neutral port to another. Admiralty Order 764 regarding navigation in Straits of Dover between Varne Shoal and Folkestone.

Quotes circular note from

Foreign Office, May 1, 1916, announcing extension of British mine field off Belgian coast.

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1916.
Ambassador W. H. Page to May 29 States Foreign Office in
the Secretary of State

formed him May 27 that
(telegram).

eastern limit of danger
area of British mine field
off Belgian coast should
be defined as the meridian
of 3° 18' east instead of
3° 20' east as previously

notified.
193 The British Ambassador to July 1 Transmits copy of an Ad-
the Secretary of State.

miralty notice to mari-
ners, relative to certain
mined areas in North

Sea.
Ambassador W. H. Page to Jan. 25 British notification of mine
the Secretary of State

area in the North Sea.
(telegram).
Ambassador W. H. Page to Feb. 15 British revised notification
the Secretary of State

of dangerous area in the
(telegram).

North Sea.

1917.

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1485 | The Secretary of State to Feb. 19 States that the Government
the British Ambassador.

of the United States, for
the protection of Ameri-
can interests, reserves gen.
erally all of its rights in
the question of appropri-
ating certain portions of
the high seas for military
operations, to the exclu-
sion of the use of the
hostile area as a common

highway of commerce.
Ambassador W. H. Page to Mar. 23 British notification of dan.
the Secretary of Statel

gerous area in the North
(telegram).

Sea.
The Minister of Switzer. Mar. 23 Informs Department that
land in charge of Ger.

the German Government
man interests in Amer.

gave notice of an extenica, to the Secretary of

sion of the submarine
State.

blockade to the waters of
the Arctic Ocean.

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1917.
The Minister of Switzer- Mar. 24 Informs Department of re-
land in charge of Ger-

ceipt of telegram com-
man interests in Amer-

pleting the German Govica, to the Secretary of

ernment's notice of the State.

blockade of the Arctic

Ocean.
Minister Egan to the Sec. Apr. 8 Quotes German warning to
retary of State (tele-

mariners published by
gram).

Foreign Office Aug. 8,

1914.
Consul General Skinner to Apr. 27 Reports notice issued by
the Secretary of State

British Admiralty extend-
(telegram).

ing dangerous area in the
North Sea.

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PART III
· Restraints on Commerce

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1916.
5021 Ambassador W. H. Page to Oct. 12 Transmits copy of a note re-
the Secretary of State.

ceived from British For-
eign Office concerning the

Trading with the Enemy

1917. Act. 3475 Consul General Skinner tol Jan. 17 | Transmits text of British| the Secretary of State

Order in Council of Jan. (telegram).

10, 1917, amending the

Order of Mar. 11, 1915. Consul General Skinner to Feb. 22 Quotes British Proclamation the Secretary of State

of Feb. 16, 1917, modify-
(telegram).

ing Order in Council of
Mar. 11, 1915.

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