862.85/1173a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Cuba ( White )

94. Brazilian Ambassador has stated information received that Cuban Government has definitely taken over ex-German ships under Article 297 Versailles Treaty and such action with the support of United States Government, Department has adhered to position taken in note March 9th that Government could not at this time give support to Cuba on such basis. Department much concerned over report. Wire at once any information you have. For your information this Government cannot give assurances to American purchasers of support of Cuban title to ships if title taken over by Cuba on basis reported.