868.48/2030a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

616. Greek War Relief Association desires to charter Swedish Vessel Industria now in New York for single voyage to Turkey with 2,300 tons of flour to be furnished Greece under Lend-Lease. Turkish Government would be requested, when vessel is ready to sail, to permit equivalent amount of flour to be sent to Greece at once, and Industria cargo, upon arrival, would consequently enter Turkish stocks as replacement. Since vessel will be ready for loading February 19 and time is needed for accumulating cargo, views of British Government are urgently requested. The Department, after consideration, is inclined to view the plan with favor, on the clear understanding that approval is granted for a single shipment of 2,300 tons.