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The Norwegian Chargé (Jorstad) to the Secretary of State

The Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Norway presents his compliments to His Excellency the Secretary of State and has the honor to refer to the Embassy’s Aide-Mémoire of September 4, 1945, regarding the Norwegian S/S Darss which is temporarily in the hands of the American Navy.

The Chargé d’Affaires has been instructed to inform the Government of the United States that the Norwegian Government will indemnify the other United Nations’ Governments concerned against any claims made against them or any one or more of them arising out of the handing over of the S/S Darss. This is in accordance with the Draft Agreement now being negotiated between the Norwegian Government and the Government of the United Kingdom referred to in the Embassy’s above mentioned Aide-Mémoire of September 4, 1945.

The Chargé d’Affaires would be grateful if the Secretary of State would kindly communicate the contents of the present note to other pertinent United States authorities.

No. 803