File No. 300.115H81/1

The Consul at Plymouth ( Stephens ) to the Secretary of State


American steamer Housatonic, loaded cargo wheat for British Government, torpedoed by German submarine 12.30, 3d instant. Vessel warned and total crew, 37, rescued by submarine and towed for 90 minutes toward land. Submarine fired signal to British patrol boat which subsequently landed crew Penzance.