811.30 Asiatic Fleet/954½
Memorandum by the Assistant Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs (Adams)
[ Washington ,] November 18, 1941.
Captain Schuirmann telephoned to Mr. Adams and gave the following information:
- The Navy has decided to withdraw the USS Luzon and USS Oahu from China and to withdraw the Commander of the Yangtze patrol.
- The Navy is closing its purchasing office at Shanghai.
- The SS Madison is scheduled to sail from Shanghai on November 26 and the SS Harrison on November 28. Passenger accommodations on these vessels are being sold as usual and the naval authorities are keeping the American Consul General at Shanghai informed.