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Message to President Albert Lebrun of France on the Sinking of the Submarine Promethee.

July 11, 1932

[Released July 11, 1932. Dated July 9, 1932]

I HAVE LEARNED with deep concern of the distressing accident which has involved the officers and men of the submarine Promethee, and desire to assure Your Excellency of the sympathetic anxiety which the American people and I share with France on this sad occasion.

HERBERT HOOVER

[His Excellency Albert Lebrun, President of the French Republic, Paris]

Note: On July 7, 1932, the French submarine sank at a point 7 miles north of Cape Levi, France. Sixty-two crew members perished.

Herbert Hoover, Message to President Albert Lebrun of France on the Sinking of the Submarine Promethee. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207171

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