File No. 763.72/2331
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8 p. m.]
3487. Consul at Liverpool has received private information to the effect that German submarines have very recently sunk eight ships in St. George’s Channel and that there are submarines off the Mersey bar as well. The steamship Philadelphia has postponed her departure daily since last Wednesday, and has now fixed upon Monday next probably, for the United States. Other transatlantic liners are deferring sailing.