I sought and obtained a discussion with Churchill at White House today on the subject matter of your telegrams 1103 , 1106 , and 1108.  I emphasised the facts and point of view expressed in the above telegrams. British Chiefs of Staff Pound, Dill and Portal were called in. The President  joined the discussion and subsequently called in Colonel Knox (Secretary of Navy). I will send you further telegram later as to possibilities that emerged in the course of discussion. You may expect telegram from Churchill within 24 hours which I hope will implement the above- mentioned possibilities.