File No. 763.72112/1027

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


Your telegram March 27.2 Department presumes prize-claims committee will consider only claims growing out of detention of ships and cargoes which have actually come within jurisdiction prize [Page 371] court and not claims growing out detentions of vessels and cargoes in cases where writs of prize court have not been issued. Adjudication of claims by a committee seems to supplant remedy pointed out in British note of February 10, 1915, to Ambassador, regarding suits for damages in prize court in accordance with Order V, rule 2, British prize court rules. Endeavor obtain full information regarding these matters. Report by telegraph.

  1. Ante, p. 356.