The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Bowers)
Washington, March 31, 1942—midnight.
366. Your 493, March 28. The Department has been informed this morning that arrangements have been made to divert a tanker to haul 75,000 barrels of gasoline from Talara to Valparaiso in time to avoid complete lack of stocks. The Svithiod, the Department is informed, [Page 99] will make two consecutive voyages to Chile as soon as she is again in service, in addition to the 75,000 barrel cargo first mentioned above.