File No. 362.112T41/3

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at London (Skinner)


Your telegram April 1, Thrasher case.1 Endeavor if possible to obtain from survivors of steamship Falaba details regarding sinking of vessel by German submarine, including any attempts at resistance by the Falaba, time given for crew and passengers to leave vessel, letter and number of submarine, definite evidence showing that Thrasher was on board, and details as to his drowning. Report briefly by cable as soon as possible. Urgent.

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