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344 The "Submarine

344 The "Submarine Blockade." And it is upon this that England bases her acts, now as heretofore. The English Admiralty made the following announcement on Feb. 23rd, 1915: "The navigation of the sea between the northwesterly line from ,55 «degrees 22 1 /* minutes north latitude and 6 degrees, 17 minutes west longitude to 55 degrees, 31 minutes north latitude and 6 degrees, 2 minutes west latitude and 5 degrees, 24V2 minutes west longitude, to 55 degrees, 2 minutes north latitude and 5 degrees, 40V2 minutes west longitude, as well as the southwesterly line from a to d and the northeasterly line from b to c is absolutely forbidden to ships of all dimensions and nationality from the 23rd of February on. All sea traffic which desires to go by way of the northern Irish Channel, must navigate south of Rathlin Island between sunrise and sunset. No vessel must be found at night within four miles of Rathlin Island." (retranslation) On the 2nd of March the American Ambassador in the name of his government delivered the well-known note of February 22nd to the Imperial German Government. (See German text of this note in the original edition, pages 49I to 493-) This note of the American Government was answered as follows by the German Government under the date of February 28th, 1915: Foreign Office. (Ofiicial Translation by U. S. Embassy.) Berlin, February, 28th, 1915. "The Imperial German Government have taken note with great interest of the suggestion of the American Government, that certain principles for the conduct of maritime war on the part of Germany and England be agreed upon for the protection of neutral shipping. They see therein new evidence of the friendly feelings of the American Government toward the German Government, which are fully reciprocated by Germany. "It is in accordance with Germany's wishes also to have maritime war conducted according to rules which, without discriminately restricting one or the other of the belligerent powers in the use of their means of warfare, are equally

The "Submarine Blockade." 345 considerate of the interests of neutrals and the dictates of humanity. "Consequently, it was intimated in the German note of the 16th instant that observation of the Declaration of London on the part of Germany's adversaries would create a new situation, from which the German Government would gladly draw the proper conclusions. "Proceeding from this view, the German Government have carefully examined the suggestion of the American Government, and believe that they can actually see in it a suitable basis for the practical solution of the questions which have arisen. "With regard to the various points of the American note, they beg to make the following remarks. "i. With regard to the sowing of mines the German Government would be willing to agree, as suggested, not to use floating mines, and to have anchored mines constructed as indicated. Moreover, they agree to put the stamp of the Government on all mines to be planted. On the other hand, it does not appear to them to be feasable for the belligerents wholly to forego the use of anchored mines for offensive purposes. "2. The German Government would undertake not to use their submarines to attack mercantile vessels of any flag, except when necessary to enforce the right of visit and search. Should the enemy nationality of the vessel, or the presence of contraband be ascertained, submarines would proceed in accordance with the general rules of international law. "3. As provided in the American note, this restriction of the use of the submarines is contingent on the fact that enemy mercantile vessels abstain from the use of the neutral flag and other neutral distinctive marks. It would appear to be a matter of course that such mercantile vessels also abstain from arming themselves and from all resistance by force, since such procedure, contrary to international law, would render impossible any action of the submarines in accordance with international law. "4. The regulation of legitimate importations of food into Germany suggested by the American Government appears to be in general acceptable. Such regulation would, of course,

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