822.34/4–1246: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Ecuador (Scotten)


157. Approval has been given by Dept to sale from surplus of following small Naval vessels to Ecuador. 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.

  • 1 AOG—Oiler, gasoline tender
  • 1 PG—Gunboat

For your conf info Navy plans similar program of Naval aircraft and Naval equipment.