File No. 763.72/6711

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina ( Stimson )


Department desires to be informed by cable as to number and whereabouts of all interned German vessels in Argentine Republic, [Page 326] together with short description. You should instruct all consuls to cooperate with Embassy to that end.

As complete and up to date report as possible is also desired as to number and size of merchant vessels flying Argentine flag.

Report also as to whether Argentine Government allows neutral shipping to pass under Argentine flag and affords same protection to that shipping as to shipping of Argentine ownership.