File No. 763.72111/280
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
London, August 6, 1914, 6 p.m.
[Received 5:30 p.m.]
287. The British Admiralty state to naval attaché that German ships are leaving American ports constantly, provisioned and armed to prey on British commerce, and that British Government will undoubtedly claim full value for vessels destroyed or captured by such German ships. Such a claim may run into enormous sums.