SWNCC File: 208 Series
Memorandum by the Chairman of the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee (Dunn) to the Secretary of the Navy (Forrestal)
Subject: Division of German Naval Vessels.
Reference: a. SWNCC 208/10.59
The State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee has approved, on behalf of the United States Government, the division of German naval [Page 1520] vessels as outlined in reference a. The division of these vessels is as follows:
|Destroyers and Torpedo Boats||13||7||10|
|‘M’ Class Minesweepers||44||44||44|
|Large Torpedo Recovery Vessels and Escort||5||6||6|
|Anti-Torpedo Recovery Vessels and Escort Ships||2||3||3|
|Naval Seagoing Tugs||16||26||37|
|Depot Ships (in the M/S Organization)||9||8||16|
|Aircraft Crane Ships||6||6||6|
|Torpedo Transporters & Experimental Ships.||6||5||6|
|Despatch Boats & Launches||75||73||73|
|Naval Harbour Tugs||15||19||17|
|Barges and Lighters||35||39||36|
|Harbour Servicing Vessels—|
|Accommodation Craft, Kitchen Craft||4||2||3|
|Barges and Lighters, Etc||4||5||4|
|Floating Cranes and Sheerlegs||8||5||7|
It is requested that the United States Member of the Tripartite Naval Commission notify the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Member of the Commission of the approval [Page 1521] by the United States Government of the division of German vessels set forth above.
For the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee:
[Final approval by the three Governments of the reports of the Tripartite Naval and Merchant Marine Commissions was not forthcoming during 1945. Subsequently, certain changes were made in them to meet reservations by the signatory powers, as well as to cover omissions from and additions to the original lists of ships. The general plan followed, however, for the disposition of German vessels was that delineated in the first reports of the two Tripartite Commissions.
For public statements relating to progress on the disposal programs for the Navy and Merchant Marine, respectively, see Department of State Bulletin, February 3, 1946, page 173, and March 17, 1946, page 445.]