841.857 Athenia/1: Telegram
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 3, 1939—8:50 p.m.]
Foreign Office has just telephoned that it is releasing to press report SS Athenia of Donaldson Line torpedoed 200 miles off Malin Head with 1400 passengers aboard. S. O. S. received. Ship sinking fast.