833.00/928a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson)

5. For your strictly confidential information you are advised that the Navy Department has informed the Department that it is issuing instructions to Admiral Ingram5 to proceed on a cruiser to Montevideo as soon as possible to stay about four days, the expressed purpose of the visit being an expression of solidarity with and friendship toward the present Government of Uruguay. The Naval Attaché6 will be [Page 1592] advised in due course by the Navy Department of the exact date and time of arrival and the Department will endeavor so to inform you direct not more than 24 hours before the hour of arrival. You will appreciate that for reasons both of security and policy it is essential to keep the fact of the visit secret until just before the arrival of the vessel.

  1. Vice Adm. Jonas H. Ingram, Commanding the Fourth Fleet.
  2. Comdr. Albert Benjamin.