394.115 Panay/448: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

162. Your 265, April 22, 9 p.m., and Department’s 147, April 25, 6 p.m. You are instructed to inform the Foreign Office that the question of salvaging the U. S. S. Panay has been carefully examined [Page 214] by your Government and that it finds no authority in law for acceding in any case to such a request as that under reference of the Japanese Government.