Franklin D Roosevelt Library
The President's Secretary's File (PSF), 1933-1945
Box 60
Folder: Navy Department August 1944-45

PSF

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THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

September 12, 1944.

MEMORANDUM FOR:
                                          THE PRESIDENT.

CL 115 was omitted through a clerical error in a list you previously approved. The cancellation of construction of CL 115 is also recommended for approval as it is now considered not to be needed.

Very respectfully,
/S/
WILSON BROWN.

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THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

9 September 1944

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT

You approved my memorandum of 5 September, proposing cancellation of construction of three light cruisers, CL's 112, 113, and 114.

The proposal of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet, upon which said memorandum was based, included CL 115, in addition to those above mentioned. CL 115 was omitted in my memorandum through error.

Your concurrence in my proposal to cancel construction of CL 115 is therefore requested.

Respectfully,
/S/
James Forrestal

J.F.
Sept. 14
FDR

Copy Initialed 9/14
Retd to Navy 9/16/44

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(Carbon of this memo, initialed by the President, returned to Secy. Forrestal, 9/8/44.)

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THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

5 September 1944

SECRET

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT

I propose to authorize cancellation of construction of CL's 112, 113, 114, provided it meets with your approval.

Respectfully,
/S/
James Forrestal

J.F.
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FDR