The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan)
173. Approval has been given by Dept to sale from surplus for following small Naval vessels to Venezuela. You may notify appropriate representatives that Navy Dept and FLC will negotiate in Washington details concerning sale of these vessels. These vessels are part of Navy’s counterpart of War Dept “interim program” previously approved by Dept and comprises small armed vessels of general types and amounts requested during staff conversations.
- 4 SC—Submarine chaser
- 1 ATO—Ocean-going tug
- 2 LST—Landing ship, tank
For your conf info Navy plans similar program of Naval aircraft and naval equipment.