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1915. 1657 | Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 22 States it is reported by ConSecretary of State (tele

sular Agent at Bremer-
gram).

haven that vessel Evelyn
was sunk by a mine Feb.
20 between Norderney and

the Isle of Borkum.
1659 Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 22 Reports sinking of steamer
Secretary of State (tele-

Evelyn by mines. gram). 1687 Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 25 States Consular Agent, BreSecretary of State (tele

merhaven, reports Carib gram).

sunk by mine Feb. 22.

Three of crew lost. 1685 Ambassador Gerard to the Feb. 25 States that Commander Secretary of State (tele

Gherardi has been in-
gram).

formed that vessel Evelyn
sank in latitude 53° 52'

north, longitude 6° 7' east. 80 The British Ambassador to Feb. 25 Informs him that the Britthe Secretary of State

ish Naval Officer who
(telegram).

boarded the Evelyn gave
no instructions of any
kind to the Master of that

vessel.
J. No. The German Ambassador Mar. 1 States that the American
3517 to the Secretary of State.

vessels Evelyn and Carib
were lost in North Sea
because, contrary to direc-
tions given in the Nach-
richten für Seefahrer, they
ran along the East Frie.
sian Islands by direction

of a British warship.
1728 Ambassador Gerard to the Mar. 2 Reports that statements ob-
Secretary of State.

tained by Naval Attaché

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1915.

Gherardi from captains of
the vessels Evelyn and
Carib show that both ves-
sels were sunk by mines
and the British gave no
false directions

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ported. 304 Consul Fee to the Secre- Mar. 4 Incloses the reports under tary of State.

oath of captain and offi

of the American

steamer Carib.
J. Nr. The German Ambassador Mar. 26 States that investigation of
B 4884 to the Secretary of State.

Evelyn and Carib casual-
ties show that the vessels
had on board Dutch, not
German pilots. Those
pilots according to in-
quiries made are not com-
petent to navigate Ger-
man waters. Repeats the
course recommended

in
the Nachrichten für See-
fahrer No. 3161/14, north
around Scotland to the
guiding buoys of Lis-
tertief offers the least

danger.
661 Ambassador Gerard to the Apr. 12 Incloses translation of a
Secretary of State.

note received from Ger-
man Foreign Office rela-
tive to the sinking of the
American vessels Evelyn
and Carib.

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Case of the Greenbriar."

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Consul General Listoe to Apr. 3

the Secretary of State
(telegram).

States Consul Fee, Bremen,
reports steamship Green-
briar sunk Apr. 2, ap-
parently mine explosion
near North Friesian Island
Amrum.

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1915.
Consul Stephens to the May 3 Reports the torpedoing of
Secretary of State (tele-

American steamship Gulf-
gram).

iight off Scilly.
The Secretary of State to May 3 Instructs him to obtain de-
Ambassador W. H. Page

tailed report of attack on
(telegram).

steamship Gulflight and

forward Department. Consul Stephens to the May 3 Reports Gulflight was struck Secretary of State (tele

by German torpedo and
gram).

has been towed into Crow
Sound, Scilly, by British
patrols. Cargo apparently

undamaged.
Consul General Skinner to May 4 Gives brief statement of
the Secretary of State

Gulflight incident as
(telegram).

ported by Boness, second

mate of the vessel. 2042 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 4

States British Admiralty the Secretary of State

has charge of steamship
(telegram).

Gulflight but are on the
point of turning it over
to the salvage company.
Also states he has in-
structed consul at Plym-
outh to mail depositions

of ship's officers and crew. 1514 The Secretary of State to May 6 Instructs him to ascertain Ambassador W. H. Page

immediately from ship's
(telegram).

officers and crew whether
Gulflight was under con-
voy or protection of patrol

boats.
Ambassador W. H. Page to May 7 Reports that Lieut. Towers
the Secretary of State

and Constructor McBride
(telegram).

have visited Gulflight, ex-
amined ship, and taken
sworn depositions of of-
ficers. Details of attack
given.

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Secretary of State (tele

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gram).

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2068 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 10

the Secretary of State
(telegram).

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2095 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 13

the Secretary of State
(telegram).

States German Admiralty

has as yet no news as to

Gulflight.
Reports it appears that cap-

tain of Gulflight complied,
without raising any ques-
tion, with signals of Brit-
ish patrol boats to pro-

ceed 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, relat-
ing to a conversation be-
tween Commander of Brit-
ish patrol boat Filey and
late Capt. Gunter, of
Gulflight, regarding con-
voy ships.

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the Secretary of State
(telegram).

Case of the Nebraskan."

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2166 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 264 Reports topedoing of Amer. the Secretary of State

ican steamship Nebraskan. (telegram). 2172 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 26 States British Admiralty the Secretary of State

reports Nebraskan is on
(telegram).

way to Liverpool and is
being escorted. Also states
he is sending Naval At-
taché to Liverpool to ex-

amine ship.
Consul General Skinner to May 27 Gives detailed report of the
the Secretary of State

torpedoing of steamer Ne-
(telegram).

braskan. 1 Received.

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1915.
Consul Washington to the May 28 Gives details of the torpe-
Secretary of State (tele-

doing of steamship Ne-
gram).

braskan and states Lieut.
Towers and Constructor
McBride are

making
further examination of

steamer. 383 Consul Washington to the May 28 Reports at length details Secretary of State.

concerning the Nebraskan

case.
1511 Ambassador W. H. Page to May 28 Incloses detailed report made
the Secretary of State.

by Lieut. Towers on the
Nebraskan case and de-
positions of three ship's
officers made before Con-

sul at Liverpool.
The Secretary of State June 2 Informs him that evidence
to Ambassador Gerard

supplied thus far regard-
(telegram).

ing American steamship
Nebraskan indicates she
was hit by torpedo and
asks him whether report
of attack has been re-
ceived by German Govern.

ment.
1531 Ambassador W. H. Page to June 2 Incloses copy of a supple-
the Secretary of State.

mentary report on the
American steamship Ne-
braskan made by Naval
Constructor McBride.

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Case of the Vincent."
Consul Winship to the Sept. 29 (Reports destruction of Amer.
Secretary of State (tele-

ican ship Vincent.
gram).
Consul General Snodgrass Sept. 29 States sailing ship Vincent
to the Secretary of State

struck mine, Cape Orlov,
(telegram).

Sept. 27. Total loss. Crew
saved. Captain and three
men injured.

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