File No. 763.72/1487

The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State


1656. My 1639, February 19, 10 p. m.1 Admiralty desires further details about American steamers proceeding to England in order safeguard their passage and asks for photographs, place of departure and arrival, route, etc., also, if bound for Liverpool, information whether by north or south of Ireland and approximate dates.

Silhouette of American Line steamers St. Paul , St. Louis, New York, and Philadelphia given to Admiralty and point of arrival and departure stated to be Liverpool.

I have no further information.2

  1. Not printed.
  2. By arrangement with the Department of Commerce, information as to the sailing of American ships was thereafter regularly received and transmitted to the Ambassador in Germany for communication to the Admiralty.