File No. 861.48/680

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


474. Two American steamers arrived yesterday: the West Gambo, cargo 6,500 tons flour and 57 machine guns and parts, and the Anieva with 6,500 tons flour. Both had British Shipping Ministry, New York, as consignor and consigned to British Shipping Ministry, Archangel. British ship Seattle arrived yesterday also from New York same consignor and consignee bringing general food supplies. Are these cargoes British owned, or American, or Allied?