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1914.
271 Ambassador Gerard to the Nov. 17 Transmits copy in transla-
Secretary of State.

tion of a communication
received from Imperial
Foreign Office, Nov. 14,
1914, relative to regula-
tions for navigation in
the German Bay of the

North Sea.
The Secretary of State to Dec. 8 States that a copy of reply
Ambassador Gerard.

of German Government to
protest of British Govi
ernment against the lay-
ing of German mines has
been forwarded to Amer-
ican Ambassador at Lon-
don for transmission to

British Foreign Office.
Consul General Skinner to Dec. 11 Incloses copy of a circular
the Secretary of State.

received from British Ad-
miralty regarding the

navigation of the North
1915.

Sea and English Channel.
J. No. The German Ambassador Feb. 6 Transmits warning that Ger-
A869 to the Secretary of State.

many will resist the ship-
ment of forces and imple-
ments by Great Britain
to France with every war

means at its command.
Consul General Skinner to Feb. 27 Mariners warned navigation
the Secretary of State

entirely forbidden to all (telegram).

ships of described area in

Irish Channel 615 Ambassador Gerard to the Mar. 2 Incloses copy in translation

of a note verbale re-
Secretary of State.

ceived from the Imperial
Foreign Office Feb. 28,
1915, relative to the ex-
tent of the war area pro-
claimed by the German
Admiralty.

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Maritime Danger Zones and Mine Areas—Continued.

No.

From and to whom.

Date.

Subject.

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1915.
Consul General Skinner to Mar. 6 Telegraphs with reference
the Secretary of State

to a warning issued by
(telegram).

the British Admiralty for
vessels navigating be-
tween Great Yarmouth

and the English Channel.
Consul General Skinner to May 17 States Admiralty cancels no-
the Secretary of State

tice on navigation North
(telegram).

Sea dated Nov. 30, 1914.
Masters strongly urged to
obtain latest notices be-
fore sailing from British
ports. Gives principal
mined areas as far as

known.
Consul General Skinner to May 19 Incloses copy of British Ad-
the Secretary of State.

miralty notice relating to
navigation in the North
Sea and British home wa-

ters.
The Secretary of State to May 20 States the Department does
Ambassador W. H. Page

not fully understand the
(telegram).

intention and effect un-
derlying the regulations
of Admiralty in cancel.
ing notice on navigation
in North Sea of Nov. 30,
1914, cabled by Skinner
May 17. Instructs Mr.
Page to make report on

subject.
Ambassador W. H. Page to June 5 Transmits reply of British
the Secretary of State

Foreign Office to inquiry
(telegram).

of Ambassador Page as to
Admiralty announcement
canceling notice on navi-
gation in North Sea of

Nov. 30, 1914.
1721 The Secretary of State ad June 16 States that the Depart-
interim to Ambassador

ment's inquiry is not fully
W. H. Page (telegram).

answered by the note of
British Foreign Office, and

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1915.

directs Mr. Page to secure

further explanation. Consul General Skinner to June 23 Informs Department of nothe Secretary of State

tice to mariners issued by (telegram).

British Admiralty. 2517 Ambassador W. H. Page to July 23 Quotes note from Foreign the Secretary of State

Office, July 22, which
(telegram).

states that neutral mer-
chant vessels must apply
through their diplomatic
representative for special
directions of the Admiral-
ty as to the north-about

route. 1908

The Secretary of State to July 26 States Department under.
Ambassador W. H. Page

stands requirement in Ad-
(telegram).

miralty notice of May 15
that neutral vessels bound
to North Sea by north-
about route must obtain
from Admiralty special
directions, applies only to
vessels sailing from Brit-
ish ports and not from
American or neutral ports.
Report whether this un.

derstanding is correct.
Ambassador W. H. Page to Aug. 17 Quotes note from Sir E.
the Secretary of State

Grey relating to neutral
(telegram).

vessels passing north-about
from one neutral port to

another.
Consul General Skinner to Sept. 3 Reports Admiralty Order
the Secretary of State

764 regarding navigation
(telegram).

in Straits of Dover be

tween Varne Shoal and
1916.

Folkestone.
Ambassador W. H. Page to May 2 Quotes circular note from
the Secretary of State

Foreign Office, May 1,
(telegram).

1916, announcing exten-
sion 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

in North
1917.

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.

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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 State

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 to 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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