825.85/133: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

1089. Department’s 753, June 30, 9 p.m.51 All Chilean vessels under control Government whose approval would have to be obtained before any arrangements could be made. Sub-Secretary Commerce52 states that to relieve present shortage possibility of allotting additional ships for service between Chile and the United States now under consideration. He promises more specific information about July 9. The ships in question and present trades are as follows: Chollin, Federico Schwager coastwise coal; Millabu Peruvian sugar; Castilla coastwise; California single trip Argentine wheat.

There appears no possibility obtaining Chilean vessels for service other than to the United States.

  1. Not printed; it inquired whether certain named vessels could be diverted to war shipping.
  2. Ricardo Heatley.