394.115 Panay/46: Telegram

The Commander in Chief of the United States Asiatic Fleet (Yarnell) to the Chief of Naval Operations (Leahy)78

0014. Your 0514. 1235. As nearly as can be ascertained Panay capsized and sunk directly abreast lower entrance Hohsien channel about 500 yards from left bank 7 fathoms water, nothing showing; bombed about 1330, sank about 1430, more details upon contact with surviving officers.

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