May 24, 1941
H.R. 3783
Public Law 72



Authorizing the acquisition or construction of certain auxiliary vessels for the United States Navy, 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 President of the United States is hereby authorized to acquire or convert or to undertake the construction of five hundred and fifty thousand tons of auxiliary vessels of such size, type, and design as he may consider best suited for the purposes of national defense, such vessels to be in addition to those heretofore authorized.

Sec. 2. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act.

Approved, May 24, 1941.