Message to President Paul von Hindenburg of Germany on the Sinking of the Niobe.
[Released July 30, 1932. Dated July 29, 1932]
THE AMERICAN people join me in expressing to you and through you to the German people deepest sympathy in the loss occasioned Germany by the tragic sinking of the training ship Niobe.
[His Excellency Field Marshal Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, President of the Reich, Berlin, Germany]
Note: On July 26, 1932, the three-masted sailing vessel overturned and sank during a storm in the Baltic Sea. Sixty-nine cadets, officers, and crew members perished in the disaster.
Herbert Hoover, Message to President Paul von Hindenburg of Germany on the Sinking of the Niobe. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207349