862.34/294: Telegram

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

1107. A note in the sense of the Department’s telegram No. 731 August 6 [12], 3 [7] p.m. has been delivered to the Foreign Office and I shall discuss matter with Suñer upon his return to Madrid.

Submarine crew of about 50 is lodged in barracks at Cartagena naval station. British Embassy reports that personal effects of crew were carried away last Monday by truck indicating possibility at least that the crew will be allowed to depart. Minister of Marine has informed [Page 323] British Naval Attaché he will not release the crew unless instructed to do so by a higher authority.

I request any further telegrams to be used as basis for communications to Foreign Office be sent in nonconfidential code.

Hayes