810.20 Defense/2659: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia (Lane) to the Secretary of State

634. While discussing enemy submarine activities in Caribbean area yesterday with Minister of War Restrepo said he would greatly appreciate it if a United States Naval vessel could be assigned to patrol waters adjacent to Goajira Peninsula especially due to temporary absence for repairs of Colombian Naval vessels. Naval Attaché has informed Chief of Naval Operations of foregoing.

In view of the large number of requests which we are continually making of the Colombian Government on military and naval matters I recommend that favorable consideration be given to this request from the Colombian Minister of War.