832.34/188a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan )

77. The New York Times this morning carries despatch from Buenos Aires, dated December 8, stating that the Naval Committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies adopted a resolution recommending the construction of 12 warships. The resolution provides for 2 cruisers of approximately 10,000 tons each, 4 destroyers of 1,440 tons each, 1 destroyer of 1$800 tons and 5 submarines of between 1,300 and 1,500 tons each. The report adds that further aviation development is also recommended. Please cable facts.

Hughes