File No. 763.72112/1743

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State


3035. Following received from Foreign Office, dated October 16:1

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs presents his compliments to the United States Ambassador and has the honor to state that the vice admiral commanding the eastern Mediterranean squadron of the Allied fleets has declared a blockade of the Bulgarian coast in the Aegean Sea commencing from 6 a. m. on the 16th instant. Forty-eight hours’ grace from the moment of the commencement of the blockade has been assigned for the departure of neutral vessels from the blockaded area.

Sir E. Grey requests that the above may be brought to the knowledge of the United States Government.

American Ambassador
  1. A notification to the same effect on the part of his Government was addressed by the French Ambassador to the Secretary of State October 18 (File No. 763.72112/1762).