500A15A5/878a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to Mr. Norman H. Davis at London 17

For our use in discussions relating to decision on 14 or 16-inch gun will you endeavor to obtain latest confidential information with regard to present position of Great Britain and Japan on the question as well as any corollary information which might be pertinent. I would suggest your cabling me as soon as you conveniently can anything you might obtain on the subject.

  1. Mr. Davis had been Chairman of the American delegation to the London Naval Conference and continued to be consulted on naval questions pertaining to disarmament while in London as Chairman of the delegation to the Sugar Conference (see pp. 931 ff).