865.30/8–348: Telegram

The Chargé in Italy (Byington) to the Secretary of State


3267. Subject: Submarine and battleship scrapping.

Letters, copies of which are being forwarded by mail,1 from Sforza dated 28 July state destruction required by “minimum destruction [Page 984] lists” for 31 subs under article 58 paragraph one (C), and 4 subs renounced by US and UK had been effected by 15 April and 15 June respectively and that “minimum destruction” on battleships Vittorio Veneto and Italia has been accomplished. Complete demolition continues on all.

London for Admiral Conolly. Please pass Navy.

Sent Department 3267; repeated Paris 508.

  1. Despatch 1183 of August 3, 1948, not printed, forwarded translations of these letters to the Department (865.30/8–348).