Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
1918 SATURDAY 2 MARCH
Went to lunch with Naval Consulting Board_ English officer had drawings and talked on the system of camouflage- An English officer in court martial was acquitted because he proved he would not have made a mistake in navigation but for successful camoflage- It made the ship appear to be going in one direction while it was in reality going in another- Is camofage camoflage? I told Taylor I was inclined to think so-
Clark, Com. on Public Buildings, thought by contract, we would erect new navy buildings better than on percentage contract which FDR & Parks recommended- Sent for Park.
Martin & Swanson wanted us to build a road to Quantico where we have marine barracks- Road badly cut up & Army agreed to build part it had cut up-
Hancock saved $360,000 on contract for depth bombs- They ascertained the cost & company came down in figures
Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Diaries, Roll 1.