Cooperation of the United States with the Allied Powers in the Provision and Administration of Shipping 1
1. See also the section dealing with the taking over of German ships in American ports. Papers relating to the disposition of German ships seized by China and Siam are printed in the section dealing with the Far East, post, p. 682; those relating to the disposition of German ships seized by Latin American countries are printed in Foreign Relations, 1917, Supplement 1. Arrangements regarding the control in use and the procurement by charter of neutral shipping are dealt with in Vol. II of this Supplement.
- British, Russian, and Italian statements of shipping needs—Contact between American and British authorities during and after the Visit of the Balfour mission—Delegation by the President, July 11, to the Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation of powers for the acquisition of ships—Resolution of the Shipping Board, communicated to the British Embassy July 24, for the requisition of completed ships built in American yards for foreign owners—Protest of the British Government—Suggestions from the British and Allied Governments as to American cooperation in the utilization of shipping (Documents 501-520)
- Requisition, August 3, of ships under construction in American yards—Representations of the British Government, transmitted August 21, against the requisition of ships building on British orders; reply of the chairman of the Shipping Board, transmitted September 7; acceptance of the measure by the British Government, October 26—Representations as to the shipping needs of France and Italy—Special representations regarding oil tanker tonnage—Conflict between American and British plans for chartering Norwegian ships1 (Documents 521-533)
- Shipping negotiations in connection with the Inter-Allied Conference1—Understanding for an equal division of chartered neutral tonnage between Great Britain and the United States—Projects for the coordination of shipping policy (Documents 534-551)