V. NAVAL COND/TIONS.
• XX. Immediate cessation of all hostilitiea at sea and definite information to be given as to the location and movements of all German ships. Notification to be given to neutrals that freedom of navigation in all territorial waters is given to tbe naval and mer cantik marines of the Allied and associated powers, all _questions of neutrality being waived.
XXI. All naval and mercantile marine prisoners of the Allied and associated powers in German hands to be returned without reciprocity.
XXII. Surrender to the Allies and the United Xxii. Surrender to the Allies and the United States of America of ail submarines (including sub marine cruisers and all mine-laying submarines) now existing, with their complete armament and equipment, in ports which shall be specified by the Allies and the United States of Amerids,. Those which cannot take the sea shall be disarmed of the personnel and ma terial and shall remain under the supervision of the Allies and the United States of America. The sub marines which are ready for the sea shall be prepared To leave the German ports as anon as orders shall be received by wireless for their voyage to the port desig nated for their delivery and the remainder at the ezia• liest possible moment. The conditions of this article ,Mall be carried into effect wjthin the period of is days after the signing of the armistice.
XXIII. German surface warships, which shall Xxiii. German surface warships, which shall be designated by the Allies and the United States ot America, shall be immediately disarmed and thereafter ir.terned in neutral ports, or for the want of them, in allied ports, to be desigmated by the Allies and the United States of Atnerica. They will there remain under the surveillance of the Allies and the United States of America, only caretakers being left on• board. The following. warships are designated by the Allies: Six battle cruisers, ten battleships. eight light cruisers,
including two mine-layers, fifty destroyers of the most modern type. All other surface warships (including river craft) are to be concentrated in German naval bases to be designated by the Allies and the United States of Americi, and are to be completely disarmed and placed under the supervision of the Allies and the United States of America. .The military !armament of kV ships ,of thq auxiliary fleet shall be put on shore. All vessels dmignated to • be interned Mall be ready to leave the German ports seven days after the sign. ing of the armistice. Directions for the voyage will be given by wireless.' XXIV. The Allies and the United States of Xxiv. The Allies and the United States of America shall have the right to sweep up all mine fields and obstructions, laid by Germany outside German territorial sinters and the poeitious of theee are to be indiented.
XXV. Freedom of access to and from the Baltic to be given to the naval and mercantile marines of the Allied and associated powers. To secure thie the Allies and the United. States of America shall be empowered to occupy all German forts, fortillOitions, batteries and defense works of all kinds in all the entrances from the Cattegat into the Baltic and to sweep up ail mines and obstructions within and without German territorial -waters, without any question of neuttality being raised, and the positions of all such mines und obstruc tions ue to be indicated.
XXVI. The existing blockade conditions set up Xxvi. The existing blockade conditions set up by the Allied and associated powers are to remain un changed, and. all German merchant ships found at bell are to rennin liable to capture. The Allies arid the United States of America shall give consideration to the provisioning of Germany dunng the armistice to the extent recognized as necessary.
XXVII. All naval aircraft are to be concentrated Xxvii. All naval aircraft are to be concentrated and immobilized in German bases to be specified by tbs Allies and the United States of America.