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George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, Shipping Board, and Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council

                        <Cablegram, March 19, 1918>


To:  Sims

          4032 URGENT. Planning Division Nine for Stevens. Intelligence period Tonnage of American ships sunk since August 1 1914 in gross tons period

Sunk by German raider seven ships, 7,762 tons

Sunk by mines, five ships, 10,770 tons

Sunk by submarine seventy four ships, 193,225 tons

Total eighty six ships, 211,757 tons period

          First ship sunk January 28 1915; last reported February 27, 1918.

Signed GAY

                                      SHIPPING BOARD.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

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