George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Professor J. A. Field, Staff of United States Shipping Board
Chronological Copy. File No. <42-2-4>
Cablegram Received <September 25, 1918.> Y-12
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. BN 478
C-3 Sept 26
Boards Navy 478. Gay to Field Secrist furnishes following data on losses September 12 to September 23 inclusive reported to us but not reported in British Shipintel cable. The items regarding vessels are listed in the following order: name, gross and deadweight, date lost, date reported, cause, remarks.
American steamer: BUENAVENTURA, cargo transport, 4888 blank September 15 September 23 torpedoed and sunk off French coast
COOS BAY 3011 3500 September 10 September 20 foundered of[f] Cape Sanlucas.
American sailing vessel: ETHEL ZANE 488 blank July 18 September 16 abandoned at sea
GOVERNOR POWERS 1962 blank September 11 September 16 sunk in collision later report towed to port
HERMAN F KIMBALL 125 blank September 6 September 16 ashore total wreck
LOTTIE C MERCHANT 117 blank September 13 September 17 sunk after collision off Cape Elizabeth.
Foreign vessels under American control blank.
WAR ARABIS British 5188 blank September 9 September 14 sunk by torpedo
BELLBANK British 3250 blank September 7 September 14 sunk by torpedo
ELLIGANTINE <EGLANTINE> Norwegian blank blank September 16 torpedoed by submarine
CHICAGO MARU Japanese 5848 blank September 12 September 18 ashore
Signed Greenough 18025 BN 478