Franklin D Roosevelt Library
The President's Secretary's File (PSF), 1933-1945
Box 60
Folder: Navy Dept, 1943

PSF Navy Folder
2-43

Original of this memorandum returned to the Secy. Navy 11/12/43

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THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

WASHINGTON

Serial 0526523-05

5 NOV 1943

S E C R E T

Memorandum for The President

Subj:            Motor Torpedo Boats – Future Requirements.

The Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations recommend, and I approve a follow-on program for Motor Torpedo Boat construction as follows:

96 PT Boats delivered at the rate of 8 per month, commencing in May 1944.

The present program of PT Boats will be completed in the Summer of 1944, and it is estimated that the number recommended herein will be necessary for replacement purposes.

Your approval of this construction is requested.

(Signed) FRANK KNOX
                Frank Knox

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