Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/472

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MULTILATERAI-NAVAL ARMAMENT -MARCH 25, 1936 (e) Annually during the month of January, in respect of vessels belonging to the categories and sub-categories mentioned in paragraph (a) above: (i) Information as to any important alterations which it may have proved necessary to make during the preceding year in vessels under construction, in so far as these altera- tions affect the particulars mentioned in paragraph (b) above. (ii) Information as to any important alterations made during the preceding year in vessels previously completed, in so far as these alterations affect the particulars mentioned in paragraph (b) above. (iii) Information concerning vessels which may have been scrapped or otherwise disposed of during the preceding year. If such vessels are not scrapped, sufficient information shall be given to enable their new status and condition to be determined. (f) Not less than four months before undertaking such alterations as would cause a completed vessel to come within one of the categories or sub-categories mentioned in paragraph (a) above, or such alterations as would cause a vessel to change from one to another of the said categories or sub-categories: information as to her intended characteristics as specified in paragraph (b) above. 1379 Annual statement of alterations, scrapping, etc. Advance notice of contemplated altera- tions, etc. Article 13 No vessel coming within the categories or sub-categories men- tioned in Article 12 (a) shall be laid down by any High Contracting Party until after the expiration of a period of four months both from the date on which the Annual Programme in which the vessel is included, and from the date on which the particulars in respect of that vessel prescribed by Article 12 (b), have reached all the other High Contracting Parties. Article 14 If a High Contracting Party intends to acquire a completed or partially completed vessel coming within the categories or sub- categories mentioned in Article 12 (a), that vessel shall be declared at the same time and in the same manner as the vessels included in the Annual Programme prescribed in the said Article. No such vessel shall be acquired until after the expiration of a period of four months from the date on which such declaration has reached all the other High Contracting Parties. The particulars mentioned in Article 12 (b), together with the date on which the keel was laid, shall be furnished in respect of such vessel so as to reach all the other High Contracting Parties within one month after the date on which the contract for the acquisition of the vessel was signed. The particulars mentioned in Article 12 (d), (e) and (f) shall be given as therein prescribed. Advance notice of vessel construction. Aouisition of comb pleted, etc., vessel. Communication of particulars to other Powers.