August 23, 1954
To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to dispose of certain uncompleted 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 Secretary of the Navy is authorized to scrap the uncompleted naval vessels Castle (DD-720) and Woodrow R. Thompson (DD-721) and in his discretion to dispose of the materials therefrom by sale or to retain any such materials for further naval use.
Sec. 2. The action of the Department of the Navy in scrapping the uncompleted naval vessels Hoel (DD-768) and Abner Read (DD-769), prior to the enactment of the Act of June 19,1948 (62 Stat. 492, ch. 521), which authorized the suspension of construction of these vessels, is hereby ratified.
Sec. 3. The proviso of title III of the Second Supplemental Surplus Appropriation Rescission Act, 1946, under the heading "Increase and Replacement of Naval Vessels" (60 Stat. 227), in the discretion of the President shall not apply to the "Lancetfish" (SS-296) and "Turbot" (SS-427).
Approved August 23, 1954.