File No. 865.857An2/29b

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary ( Penfield )


987. The Embassy has transmitted a copy of the Austro-Hungarian Admiralty’s official report regarding the sinking of the Ancona. Please ascertain the size and character of the attacking vessel, its armament, the name of the commander, and the flag flown during the attack. If possible, also obtain a copy of the commander’s report.

Please examine the list of Austro-Hungarian submarines and report whether the vessel attacking the Ancona appears on the list.

Report promptly by telegraph.