From: Panama (Akiyama)
October 4, 1941
(J 19-K 9) (Urgent)
Re my message #193 [a].
One vessel left for the Pacific at 11:00 A. M. on the 3rd.
From the 3rd until the morning of the 4th three American freighters and one French steamer moved out into the Pacific. During the same interval, seven American freighters, the "Union tanker", one destroyer and two British freighters went through the Canal in the direction of the Atlantic (one of the two British freighters was of the 10,000 ton class). All of the vessels bound for the Atlantic went through the Canal successively. The two cruisers which I mentioned in my caption message accompanied these vessels as far as Balboa. Therefore, it would seem indicated that their entire cargoes were made up of military supplies.
Relayed to Washington.
ARMY 23664 Trans. 10/18/41 (2)
[a] Not available.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)