Franklin D Roosevelt Library
The President's Secretary's File (PSF), 1933-1945
Series 2: Confidential File
Box 7
Folder: Navy Department, 1943

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S-E-C-R-E-T

2 OCT 1943

Memorandum for The President

Subject:        Cancellation of PCs (136') and PCEs (180').

In order to further bring the Navy building program in line with the developed war needs, and to conserve manpower and material, the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet has recommended, and I approve the cancellation of the following construction:

36 – 136' Patrol Craft (PC)
40 – 180' Patrol Craft Escort (PCE)

The 36 – 136' PC's, just now being started, will be completed as YMSs, which have been authorized, but not yet contracted for. No waste of material is involved.

The 40 – 180' PCEs will be cancelled without loss of material and largely on the West Coast where manpower is critical.

Your approval of this action is requested.

JAMES FORRESTAL
Acting

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J.F.
OK
FDR
10-5-43