841.857 Athenia/116: Telegram

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

25. Your No. 15.79 Read my open telegram from Galway 2:25 p.m. September 5th78 in which I made report after interviewing several officers, members of crew and number of passengers of Athenia. My despatch setting forth more detailed statement should reaffirm beyond question that Athenia was torpedoed, this conclusion confirmed by [Page 287] Captain Alan Kirk, Naval Attaché London, who made independent investigation. Believe any further statement by affidavit will be purely cumulative. Legation has American addresses of all Galway survivors.

  1. Telegram No. 15 dated September 6, not printed.
  2. Not printed.