Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
150 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand — [Extract]
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
Circular daily war telegram.1
An enemy raider may be at sea in the South Atlantic. The indications are mines off Cape Agulhas, the sighting of a suspicious ship on 2 May, and the fact that the British SS Scientist (6199 tons),2 which left Durban on 27 April, is overdue. Two German merchant ships, which may be acting as supply ships, have escaped, one from Azores and the other from the Canaries.
1 Daily war telegrams on the progress of the war were sent by the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to each of the Dominion Governments.