George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, Shipping Board, and Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council
<Cablegram, March 19, 1918>
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.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.