816.00 Revolutions/64: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in El Salvador ( McCafferty )

9. The British Embassy has just informed Department that in view of the serious situation in Salvador resulting from Communistic outbreaks the British Government is sending a warship to Salvador, which will arrive in 4 or 5 days. The Canadian Government is sending a destroyer, which is now in the Pacific and which should arrive at Acajutla within a few hours.

The Navy Department has instructed the Commander of the Special Service Squadron to have the destroyers Philip and Wickes, which are now at Balboa, proceed at once to Corinto.

Please keep the Department fully and promptly informed of developments by cable.

Castle