300.115(39) Korsholm/27: Telegram

The Consul General at Hamburg (Keblinger) to the Secretary of State

166. Contents your cable No. 116, October 17, 6 p.m., personally communicated to Prize Commissioner this morning. He stated that he had already decided to turn the case of Minna over to Prize Court for adjudication on the ground that the master of Minna allegedly has explained he might fuel at Scottish port. Prize Court proceedings will last at least one month. Results of such delay due to closing of Great Lakes for navigation explained to Commissioner without effect. Possibility of Minna and cargo being released immediately on bail roughly estimated at 200,000 reichsmarks is being communicated to Estonian owners by their attorney.