Franklin D Roosevelt Library
The President's Secretary's File (PSF), 1933-1945
Series 2: Confidential File
Box 7
Folder: Navy Department, January-June 1944

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
WASHINGTON

Serial 092723-05
CONFIDENTIAL

22 FEB 1944

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT

My dear Mr. President:

Further review of the Naval Construction Program indicates that a cancellation of six (6) PCE(R)'s is practicable and is recommended by the Commander-in-Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations.

There is a total of nineteen (19) ships in the PCE(R) Program. This cancellation leaves thirteen (13) in the Program, and can be made without any waste of material.

Your approval of this cancellation is requested.

Yours sincerely,

/S/
FRANK KNOX

FK
OK
FDR
2-25-44

copy initialed by the
President and retd
to Navy 2-26-44
The Sec. office