File No. 300.115N27/13a

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


1770. The evidence thus far furnished indicates that Nebraskan was struck by a torpedo on evening of May 25.1 Please inquire whether the German Government has any report of attack on this vessel. It was an American vessel leaving Liverpool.

  1. The full text of depositions and reports forwarded by the Ambassador in Great Britain May 28 and June 2, is printed in Diplomatic Correspondence with Belligerent Governments relating to Neutral Rights and Duties, Department of State, European War No. 4, May 18, 1918, pp. 229–34; reprinted in the American Journal of International Law, vol. 11, Special Supplement, pp. 82–89.