File No. 763.72112/1643
The Ambassador in Germany (Gerard) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 14, 12.15 p. m.]
2726. Consular agent Swinemünde reports that every American vessel passing Drogden lightship will be stopped by a German war vessel and brought to Swinemünde for examination, whether or not it carries contraband. What disposition does Department desire to have the consular agent make of masters’ protests?