File No. 857.857/103

The Consul at Cork ( Frost) to the Secretary of State


Norwegian tanker Malmanger, 3,810 tons, bound New York to Avonmouth, kerosene, sunk by explosion 6 miles east of Fastnet, 22d, noon, remaining afloat till 5.30 p.m. No injuries or losses, no warning or; attempt escape or resist, submarine not seen. Explosion may have been caused by mine. Malmanger was under escort, George Wilson Stead, 7 Parkway Avenue, Chester, Pa., engineer of [Page 185] Westinghouse Co., sole American on board, saved with all others. Have taken joint affidavit master, first officer, and Stead. This to Ambassador, Consul General.