862.34/293: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain ( Hayes ) to the Secretary of State

1033. Embassy’s despatch 31, May 30. Spanish Government has never informed Embassy concerning cause of damage and nature of repairs to German submarine in Cartagena.

British have made repeated representations to Foreign Minister on various aspects this case particularly insisting crew consisting of 50 trained men be interned.

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Foreign Office has now informed British Embassy Spanish Government has purchased submarine. British Embassy renewing representations concerning internment of crew and request my support.

Please instruct what representations I should make concerning internment and also concerning purchase submarine by Spain.