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DISPOSAL OF GERMAN FLEET.

NEW YOUK, March 27. Tho Paris correspondent of the "New York Times" reports that an American memorandum regarding the disposition of the German Navy will be presented to the Peace Congress, and will probably be adopted. The Americans tacitly favour the sinking of the -German s'lvos. They declare that an increase of naval strength in European waters is unnecessary, because the German naval 1 menace has been removed. They also oppose the distribution of the captured navy, pointing out that if the distribution is based on naval losses, the largest share would be given to Great Britain, which would necessitate greatly increasing the United States' naval outlay to enable the United States to maintain a navy equalling Great Britain's. The Americans contend it is essential that the United States should have a navy equal to Great Britain's, because the' League of Nations must be strong enough, if necessary, to restrain its strongest member. The American view is that any reduction of the United States' naval 1 strength would weaken the United States' influence in world affairs, and limit her ability to render service to the League of Nations It is also asserted that the submarines pi. all nations must be destroyed. The memorandum adds that high* British officers have justified Ger-

many's U-boat warfare on the grounds of military necessity. Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, Admiral Benson, and Mr J. .Daniels conferred regarding the disposition^ of the German warships. No decision was reached.

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DISPOSAL OF GERMAN FLEET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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DISPOSAL OF GERMAN FLEET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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