File No. 763.72/1970
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)
1987. Your 2609, July 21, 12 noon. Department has made arrangements with the customs collector at port of New York, through Department of Commerce to be notified immediately upon the departure of American passenger steamers, and will forward such information to you at once. Department suggests that you make arrangements to telephone this information direct to the German Admiralty, thus saving time. Department is also sending you by mail the advertised schedule of sailing of these ships which, however, may be subject to change.