841.857 Athenia/116: Telegram

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

19. Your 25, 7th. Unless by “testimony” in your telegram September 582 is meant signed statements by officers and American passengers, [Page 288] it is considered desirable that such statements should if possible be obtained from any of the American passengers who may be available and who have first-hand information whether the attack was by a submarine. Such evidence is deemed essential in establishing claims of American nationals for death and injury resulting from the disaster.

  1. Unnumbered telegram from Galway, not printed.