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DECISION ON PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJOR CATEGORIES OF
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(A) NAVY PROGRAM, for completion by December 31, 1946.

1. U.S. Navy, including aviation. Provide naval forces and facilities for the United States capable of executing strong naval offensives in the Eastern Atlantic and the Central and Western Pacific Oceans. Major items of this program are :

a.  Naval Personnel, including that required for manning merchant auxiliary tonnage      1,100,000

b.  Marine Corps Personnel                                         150,000

c.  Naval vessels -

Type

Built

Bullding

Additional Required

Total

BB

15

17

0

32

CV

6

12

6

24

CB

0

6

4

10

CA

18

8

0

26

CL

19

40

16

75

DD

170

194

80

444

SS

112

72

54

258

Auxilaries, Large

183

95

100

378

Naval Coastal Frontier Forces

236

493

600

1,329

Naval District Utility Craft

491

102

500

1,095

Note: Additional auxiliary tonnage is included for estimate purposes in subparagraph (D) "Merchant Shipping Program".

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(A) 1. (Cont'd)

d. Schedule of Naval Ship Deliveries.
Deliveries of large combatant naval vessels now under construction, authorized and proposed should be planned in accordance with this table:


Jul-Dec 1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

BB - Battleships

2

3

3

2

3

4

CV - Carriers

1

-

-

6

5

6

CB - Large Cruisers

-

-

-

-

6

4

CA - Heavy Cruisers

-

-

3

1

4

-

CL - Light Cruisers

1

7

14

17

8

9

DD - Destroyers

9

55

100

99

13

-

SS - Submarines

2

26

31

36

31

2

e. Naval Aircraft.


Four Engined

Twin Engined

Single Engined

Total

Combatant aircraft assigned to tactical units

294

862

7,558

8,714

Combatant aircraft assigned as reserves and spares

147

431

7,558

8,136

Total Combatant Aircraft

441

1293

15,116

16,850

Training, Administrative and Miscellaneous

24

382

3,812

4,218

Total

465

1,675

18,928

21,068

Annual Replacement

600

1,400

16,500

18,000

Note: Overall replacement requirements, during war operations, and including active and inactive theaters, are estimated at approximately 100 per cent per year for combatant aircraft, and 40 per cent per year for all others.

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(A)  1. (Cont'd)

f.  Naval Shore Establishment.

See Appendix I and Appendix II for the permanent naval shore establishment program. To these total requirements should be added temporary overseas naval base constructions equivalent to 25% of the authorized permanent overseas construction. Emergency shipbuilding and manufacturing equivalents are to be computed under subparagraphs d, e, and g.

g.  Naval Munitions Requirements for naval ships, aircraft and bases.

h. Marine Corps Munitions Requirements.

2. Foreign Navies. Provide Naval forces and facilities for Associated Powers as follows:

a.  300,000 tons of naval combatant vessels for the British Commonwealth.

b.  200,000 tons of naval combatant vessels for Latin-American countries.

c.  Temporary facilities in the United States for the repair of 25% of British naval combatant vessels.

(B)  ARMY PROGRAM, excluding aviation.

No estimates under this heading are submitted by the Navy.

(C)  AVIATION PROGRAM, excluding U.S. Naval Aviation.

No estimates under this heading are submitted by the Navy.

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(D) MERCHANT SHIPPING PROGRAM, for completion by December 31, 1944.

1.  Increase United States merchant shipping to a continuing total of 18,000,000 gross tons, including 600,000 gross tons for the U.S. Navy, additional to the present program. This merchant fleet is to be manned by the United States.

2.  Supply the British Commonwealth with morchant shipping of a total of 6,000,000 gross tons.

Note: An analysis of shipping requirements is as follows:

a.  For United States Industry and Latin-America, including sea-going and coastwise ships of over 1,000 gross tons --

6,000,000 gross tons

b.  For support of U.S. Army forces in Europe, Africa, and South America, estimated at 1,500,000 troops --

2,400,000 " "

c.  For transporting annually 12,000,000 tons of munitions for the support of Associated armed forces in Middle East, Russia and Asia, (estimated as the munitions requirements of 2,000,000 troops) --

5,000,000 " "

d.  For support of population, industry and armed forces in United Kingdom,(annual delivery of 15,000,000 tons) --

4,000,000 " "

e.  For transports for U.S. Navy for support of overseas naval forces and U.S. Army overseas garrisons --

600,000 " "

Total required by 1944 --

18,000,000 " "

Loss of U.S. Flag vessels expected by 1944 --

3,000,000 " "

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(D)  2. (Cont'd)

f.  Ships to be supplied to the British Commonwealth by 1944 --

6,000,000 gross tons

Thus the total tonnage that must be made available from United States sources by the end of 1944 is --

27,000,000 " "

Of this there is now available --


g.  U.S. Shipping --

6,700,000 " "

h. Present merchant ship program due for completion in 1943 --

10,700,000 " "

i. Total estimated as available by 1945 --

17,400,000 " "

j. The additional program to meet requirements, and which should be built by the end of 1944 is --

9,600,000 " "

Note: The Chairman of the Maritime Commission estimates this figure is the maximum that should be fixed for the United States shipbuilding industry.

(E)  PROGRAM FOR CIVIL NEEDS OF THE UNITED STATES.

Fabricated, processed, and raw materials, required by the population of the United States for civil purposes. (Requirements for this need should bo established by other than military agencies.)

(F)  PROGRAM FOR CIVIL NEEDS OF FRIENDLY POWERS.

Fabricated, processed, and raw materials, required from the United States for the industrial and civil establishments of friendly Powers. Attention should be given to the importance of establishing

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(F) (Cont'd)

raw material and industrial production facilities outside of the United States, in regions where the following conditions exist:

1.  Raw materials are available, or their production is readily possible.

2.  Man-power is available for industrial employment.

3.  Proximity to a hostile front, with ample man-power available for military employment, (Requirements for this need should be established by civil agencies, in consultation with military authorities).

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