File No. F.W.462.11T41

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


Department’s 8th. Harry Pengelly, third officer of Falaba, makes affidavit no guns carried, mounted or unmounted, and no ammunition for ship’s purposes. John Craig, Liverpool, managing director, Elder-Dempster, makes affidavit did not carry guns mounted or in hold and no ammunition for ship’s purposes. Consul, Liverpool, states ship wholly unarmed but amongst cargo in hold number three and four between decks was parcel [?] ammunition weighing twelve to thirteen tons consisting of fuses and cartridges destined for West Coast Africa. Pengelly also swears that time between flying first signals by submarine and striking of torpedo was about twenty-five minutes, between flying second signal and striking about ten minutes.