December 23, 1941
HR 6223
Public Law 369


To establish the composition of the United States Navy, to authorize the construction of certain naval vessels, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the authorized composition of the United States Navy in under-age vessels, as established by the Acts of May 17, 1938 (52 Stat. 401), June 14, 1940 (54 Stat, 394). and July 19, 1940 (54 Stat. 779), is hereby further increased by 150,000 tons of combatant ships.

Sec. 2. The President of the United States is hereby authorized to provide the total under-age composition authorized in section 1 of this Act, including replacements thereof as authorized by the Act of March 27, 1934 (48 Stat, 503), by undertaking the construction of combatant ships of such types and tonnages as he determines to be necessary for the successful prosecution of the war.

Sec. 3. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act.

Approved, December 23, 1941.