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.