EXECUTIVE ORDER 9641
SALE OF CERTAIN COMBATANT VESSELS OF THE NAVY
By virtue of authority vested in me by section, 5 of the act of March 3, 1883, 22 Stat. 599 (34 USC 492), it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. Combatant vessels of the Navy stricken from the Navy Register pursuant to section 2 of the act of August 5, 1882, 22 Stat. 296 - (34 U.S.C. 491), and offered for sale pursuant to section 5 of the said act of March 3, 1883, may be sold at public sale to the highest acceptable bidder, regardless of their appraised value, after being advertised for sale for a period not less than thirty days.
2. "Combatant vessels", as used herein, shall mean vessels of the following categories: (a) battleships, (b) cruisers, (c) aircraft carriers, (d) destroyers, and (e) submarines.
The White House,
(F. R. Doc. 45-19094; Filed, Oct. 15, 1916; 3:57 p. m.]