Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels

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1918           SUNDAY 13           JANUARY

. . . While at church, telephone from Earle1 & in afternoon went over statement showing that Navy in ordnance had done wonderfully well. Oliver to get up statement.2

Vogelgesang3 just returned from Japan & China. Thinks Japan could not fight us & little danger there.

Our trouble would be lack of base . . .

Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Diaries, Roll 1.

Footnote 1: RAdm. Ralph Earle, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance.

Footnote 2: RAdm. James H. Oliver, Director of Naval Intelligence.

Footnote 3: Capt. Carl T. Vogelgesang.

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