811.3394/96: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan (Neville)

56. United States Destroyer Division 38, consisting of the U. S. S. John D. Edwards, U. S. S. Barker, U. S. S. Smith Thompson, U. S. S. Tracy, U. S. S. Borie and U. S. S. Whipple will leave the United States on August 1, for the Asiatic station, departing from Honolulu on August 13. The Navy Department desires that they visit on or about August 19 for approximately two days in each case the following islands under Mandate of Japan en route: Jaluit, Wotje and Kwaj along.

Please take up with Foreign Office, requesting usual courtesies and facilities.