Proposed Work on the S.S. President Cleveland and S.S. President Wilson

B-112395: Oct 20, 1952

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The Acting Secretary of Commerce requested a decision on the following questions: (1) May the cost of the proposed work on the SS President Cleveland and the SS President Wilson be charged to the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund or any other appropriation? (2) If your answer to the first question is in the negative, will there be any objection to the further amendment of the charter as outlined above? and (3) May charter hire from these ships under the circumstances of their present partial use in support of the United States defense effort and installations in the Pacific Area be credited to the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund?

Accordingly, in reply to question one, the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund may be charged with the cost of the proposed work. Question one being answered in the affirmative, no answer to question two is required, and question three is answered in the negative.