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EXHIBIT B

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DELEGATION, MARCH 14, 1929

THE WHITE House, WASHINGTON, March 14, 1929.

My dear Congressman WHITE:

In connection with the International Conference for the revision of the convention for safety of life at sea, which is to convene in London on 16 April, it is my desire that the American delegation urge the international acceptance of the highest practicable standards in the various fields which affect the safety of lives of American citizens and of American vessels at sea. This is a matter of great importance to the shipping industry in this country, which is now entering a new phase of development, and is a matter of even greater importance to American citizens who are engaging in ocean voyages in increasing numbers.

The recommendations which have been made by the technical Committees organized by the Department of Commerce constitute, I am advised, a substantial basis for proposals by the United States at the forthcoming conference, and can be urged with the full assurance that the administration will do all in its power to place such standards into full effect in the event that they are incorporated in an international agreement.

Faithfully yours, HERBERT Hoover Hon. WALLACE H. WHITE, Jr.,

Care of the Department of State.
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EXHIBIT C

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA

(English and French Texts)

FINAL ACT
(English and French Texts)

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA

PREAMBLE

The Governments of Germany, the Commonwealth of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, the Irish Free State, the United States of America, Finland, France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics; being desirous of promoting safety of life at sea by establishing in common agreement uniform principles and rules directed thereto;

Considering that this end may best be achieved by the conclusion of a Convention; Have appointed their plenipotentiaries, namely:

The Government of Germany:

Dr. Freidrich Sthamer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the German Reich in London.

Mr. Gustav Koenigs, Ministerialdirigent in the Reichsverkehrsministerium, Geheimer Regierungsrat, Berlin.

Mr. Arthur Werner, Oberregierungsrat in the Reichsverkehrsministerium, Geheimer Justizrat, Berlin.

Mr. Walter Laas, Professor, Director of the “Germanischer Lloyd” Classification Society, Berlin.

Dr. Otto Riess, Director ret. of the Reichsschiffsvermessungsamt, Geheimer Regierungsrat, Neubrandenburg.

Mr. Hermann Giess, Ministerialrat in the Reichspostministerium, Berlin.

Vice-Admiral Hugo Dominik, President of the “Deutsche Seewarte,” Hamburg. The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia:

Captain Henry James Feakes, Royal Australian Navy, Commonwealth Naval Representative in London.

Lieut.-Commander Thomas Free, Royal Naval Reserve (retired). Captain J. K. Davis, Commonwealth Director of Navigation.

The Government of Belgium:

Baron de Gerlache de Gomery, Director-General of the Marine Department.

Mr. Gustave De Winne, Ingénieur en Chef, Director of the Marine Department.

Mr. Georges Goor, Adviser to the Marine Department.

C0NVENTION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA SAUVEGARDE DE LA VIE HUMAINE EN MER

PRÉAMBULE Les Gouvernements de l'Allemagne, du Commonwealth d'Aus

tralie, de la Belgique, du Canada, du Danemark, de l'Espagne, de

l'État Libre d'Irlande, des États-Unis d'Amérique, de la Finlande, de la France, du Royaume Uni de la Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, de l'Inde, de l'Italie, du Japon, de la Norvège, des PaysBas, de la Suède, de l'Union des Républiques Soviétistes Socialistes, étant désireux d'établir d'un commun accord des principes et des règlements à l'effet de sauvegarder la vie humaine en mer,

Considérant que le meilleur moyen d'atteindre ce but est la conclusion d'une Convention,

Ont désigné les plénipotentiaires suivants :

Le Gouvernement de l'Allemagne:

M. le Docteur Friedrich Sthamer, Ambassadeur extraordinaire et plénipotentiaire de l'Allemagne à Londres.

M. Gustav Koenigs, Ministerialdirigent au Reichsverkehrsministerium, Geheimer Regierungsrat, Berlin.

M. Arthur Werner, Oberregierungsrat au Reichsverkehrsministerium, Geheimer Justizrat, Berlin.

M. Walter Laas, Professeur, Directeur de la Société de Classification "Germanischer Lloyd,'' Berlin.

M. le Docteur Otto Riess, Directeur en retraite du Reichsschiffsvermessungsamt, Geheimer Regierungsrat, Neubrandenburg.

\ Hermann Giess, Ministerialrat au Reichspostministeriumerlin.

M. le Vice-Amiral Hugo Dominik, Président de la " Deutsche Seewarte,'' Hamburg. Le Gouvernement du Commonwealth d'Australie:

M. le Capitaine de vaisseau Henry James Feakes, Royal Australian Navy, Attaché Naval du oo § à Londres.

M. le Capitaine de corvette en retraite Thomas Free, Royal Naval Reserve.

M. le Capitaine de vaisseau J. K. Davis, Directeur de la Navigation. Le Gouvernement de la Belgique:

M. le Baron de Gerlache de Gomery, Directeur Général à l'Administration de la Marine.

M. Gustave De Winne, Ingénieur en chef, Directeur du Service à l'Administration de la Marine.

M. Georges Goor, Conseiller à l'Administration de la Marine.

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