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Executive Order 9986—Sale of Vessels of the Navy

August 16, 1948

By virtue of authority vested in me by section 5 of the act of March 3, 1883, 22 Stat. 599 (34 U.S.C. 492), it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. Vessels of the navy stricken from the Navy Register pursuant to section 2 of the act of August 5, 1882, 22 Stat. 296 (34 US.C. 491), and not subject to disposition under any other law, may be sold at public sale to the highest acceptable bidder, pursuant to section 5 of the said act of March 3, 1883 regardless of their appraised value, after being advertised for sale for a period of not less than thirty days.

2. This order supersedes Executive Order No. 9641 of October 15, 1945, entitled "Sale of Certain Combatant Vessels of the Navy."



August 16, 1948

Harry S Truman, Executive Order 9986—Sale of Vessels of the Navy Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278512

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