File No. 857.857/87
The Consul at Havre ( Osborne) to the Secretary of State
[Received 6 p.m.]
Norwegian steamer Sjöstad, gross 1,755, Newport, Wales, to Fécamp with coal, sunk 28th, noon, locality four or five minutes from Cape Antifer, this district, either torpedoed or mined; 17 in crew; 9 missing and believed drowned, comprising 4 Norwegians, 2 Swedes, 1 Finn, 1 Spaniard, 1 American named Smith, said to be from New York, aged about 25, shipped as fireman, Newport, February 23. Ship’s papers lost. Eight survivors fell in sea; rescued by French torpedo boats, which had convoyed Sjostad, and brought to Havre. Can not take depositions until 2d.