File No. 763.72/9499

The Chargé in Liberia ( Bundy ) to the Secretary of State


As yet threatened destruction of cable station by submarine has not been attempted. Submarine not seen since about 7 last evening. Liberian Government vessel, named President Howard , sunk yesterday by submarine. Result of running fight yesterday in view of Monrovia between merchant steamer and submarine obscured by darkness. No casualties among foreigners.