841.857 Athenia/68: Telegram

The Minister in Ireland ( Cudahy ) to the Secretary of State

24. Just interviewed Captain of the Athenia, members of crew, and a number of American passengers who establish beyond question that ship was submarined. Am investigating further and will report in more detail. Request emergency fund be placed at disposal of Legation for approximately 250 American survivors. Many have lost all possessions. Am relaying this message from Galway.