The Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 27—11:25 a. m.]
2504. A check with local steamship companies indicates that all ships scheduled Shanghai near future cancelled. Reuters reported that Far Eastern freight conference meeting Oslo last week recommended to all members that ships not call North China ports. Shanghai Pilots Association has had no contact with pilot vessel at mouth Yangtze since June 22. British bombed vessel Anchises floated and moved up Whangpoo to Holts Wharf for discharge cargo. No other foreign vessel in port.
Repeated Nanking 1362, Canton 809.