Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/814

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 644 -JULY 19,1940 Construction. 34 U. . C. §§494- 497; Supp. V, § 496. Appropriations au- thorized. Authority to ac- quire lands. 34U. . C.§.494- 407; Supp. V, § 496. Acquisition of pa- trol and auxiliary ves- sels, etc. , authorized. Aircraft production. 34U. .C. 495. Disposal of vessels, etc., of Navy. Acquisition, etc. , of naval airplanes and equipment. Ante, pp. 394, 400. Proviso. Procurement of additional airplanes. or downward in the amount of 30 per centum of the total increased tonnage authorized herein so long as the sum of the total increases in tonnages of these classes as authorized herein is not exceeded. SEC. 2 . The President of the United States is hereby authorized to construct such vessels, including replacements authorized by the Act of March 27, 1934 (48 Stat. 503), as may be necessary to provide the total under-age composition authorized in section 1 of this Act. SEC. 3 . There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appro- priated, such sums as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act, including not to exceed $150,000,000 for essential equipment and facilities at either private or naval establishments for building or equipping any complete naval vessel or portion thereof herein or heretofore authorized, $65,000,000 for essential equipment and facili- ties for the manufacture of ordnance material or munitions at either private or naval establishments, and $35,000,000 for the expansion of facilities for the production of armor at either private or naval establishments. The authority herein granted for essential equip- ment and facilities, and for the expansion of facilities, shall include the authority to acquire lands at such locations as the Secretary of the Navy with the approval of the President may deem best suited to the purpose, erect buildings, and acquire the necessary machinery and equipment. SE. 4 . The allocation and contracts for construction of the vessels herein authorized shall be in accordance with the terms and condi- tions provided by the Act of March 27, 1934 (48 Stat. 503), as amended. SEc. 5. The President of the United States is hereby further authorized to acquire and convert or to undertake the construction of- (a) Patrol, escort, and miscellaneous craft at a total cost not to exceed $50,000,000; and (b) One hundred thousand tons of auxiliary vessels of such size, type, and design as he may consider best suited for the purposes of national defense. SEC. 6 . The provisions of the Act of March 27, 1934 (48 Stat. 504), requiring not less than 10 per centum of the aircraft, including the engines therefor, procured subsequent to that Act to be con- structed or manufactured in Government aircraft factories or other plants or factories owned and operated by the United States Gov- ernment, shall not operate to curtail procurement so long as pro- duction at the said Government plants and factories is maintained at the limit of their capacity as determined by the Secretary of the Navy. SEC. 7 . No vessel, ship, or boat (except ships' boats) now in the United States Navy or being built or hereafter built therefor shall be disposed of by sale or otherwise, or be chartered or scrapped, except as now provided by law. SEC. 8 . The President of the United States is hereby authorized to acquire or construct naval airplanes, and spare parts and equip- ment, as may be necessary to provide and maintain the number of useful naval airplanes at a total of fifteen thousand: Provided. That if, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Navy, the total number of airplanes authorized herein is not sufficient to meet the needs of the national defense, he may, with the approval of the President, make such plans for procurement as the situation may demand. Approved, July 19, 1940. 780 [54 STAT.