393.11/1402: Telegram

The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

161. Following from American Consul General at Nanking:

“January 30, 4 p.m. My January 24, 5 p.m. Commander of destroyer Simpson has asked me for views regarding additional vessels for Nanking. I have suggested 1 destroyer be stationed at Wuhu where 50 Americans reside with others in the interior and 1 additional ship at Nanking where resident Americans number approximately 180. Original number of vessels requested has been reduced since only 4 additional are available for entire Yangtze.”

For the Minister: