File No. 861.00/1818

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Francis )

[Telegram]

180. Your 134, April 30, 8 p.m.,1 received May 18, 7 p.m., and 205, May 26.2

After consulting Secretary of Navy suggest you get in touch with Captain Bierer, commander of Olympia, who is under direct orders of the British Admiral at Murmansk. No additional American cruiser at present available to Murman coast or White Sea. Department studying question and will advise if anything further is possible but no further measures contemplated for the present.

Lansing