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

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
Washington

Serial 027705
CONFIDENTIAL

18 SEP 1944

Memorandum for The President

My dear Mr. President:

The Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations has recommended and I approve a Follow-on Program of forty-eight (48) Motor Torpedo Boats, to be produced at a rate of eight (8) per month, following the completion of the present Motor Torpedo Boat Program in May 1945.

This Follow-on Program is intended for replacements for Motor Torpedo Boats which may be lost or otherwise rendered unserviceable.

Your approval is requested.

Yours sincerely,
/S/
JAMES FORRESTAL

JF
OK
FDR

copy initialed 9/20/44
Retd to SecNavy 9/21