File No. 841.857/313
The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9.15 p.m.]
5607. I am informed by the Official Press Bureau that British ship Eavestone, en route Newport News to Liverpool, was to-day [Page 115] shelled by German submarine; men took to boats and submarine continued shelling; captain and three seamen killed while in small boats, one of latter being American citizen, Richard Wallace of Baltimore.