811.3393/12–2647

The Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs ( Butterworth ) to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations ( Sherman )

My Dear Admiral Sherman: Apropos of our conversation this morning, I list below the points on which we should appreciate receiving clarification:

1.
The agreement or understanding, formal or informal, under which United States naval vessels are stationed at Tsingtao and call at or have been stationed at Shanghai, together with any pertinent dates.
2.
The agreement or understanding under which the United States Navy maintains and operates shore establishments at Tsingtao and Shanghai.
3.
The arrangement under which dock and other facilities have been made available to the United States Navy at Tsingtao and Shanghai and the proportion of the total dock facilities at Tsingtao now being used by the United States Navy.

With kind personal regards.

Faithfully yours,

W. Walton Butterworth