File No. 841.857Ar5/2
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7.30 p. m.]
2378. Consul at Bristol reports that British authorities state Armenian of Leyland Line from Newport News to British port has been torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U–38 off Cornwall. Consul reports twenty-one Americans lost. British Admiralty informs me that ship was engaged on Admiralty business and understands she carried no passengers. Americans lost therefore appear to be members of crew.