394.115 Panay/17: Telegram

The Commander of the United States Yangtze Patrol (Marquart) to the Chief of Naval Operations (Leahy)52

Message received by telephone from Nanking [:] Panay bombed and sunk at mileage 221 above Woosung, 54 survivors many badly wounded now ashore at Hohsien, Anhwei. H. M. S. Bee will proceed this point to assist and bring survivors to Wuhu, Oahu fueling Kiukiang preparatory departing Wuhu, names of personnel lost not known. Atcheson safe, Captain53 has broken leg, further information will be forwarded when received.

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Navy Department.
  2. Lt. Comdr. James J. Hughes, U. S. N.