File No. 841.801/88

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

5876. My telegram 5701, February 15. Foreign Office in note dated March 21 states:

As from the 1st April, 1917 the dangerous area will comprise all the waters except Danish and Netherland territorial waters lying to the southward and eastward of a line commencing three miles from the coast of Jutland on the parallel of latitude 56° N. and passing through the following positions: (1) latitude 56° N., longitude 6° E.; (2) latitude 54° 45′ N., longitude 4° 30′ E.; (3) latitude 53° 23′ N., longitude 5° 1′ E.; (4) latitude 53° 25′ N., longitude 5° 5½′ E., and thence to the eastward following the limit of Netherland territorial waters.

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