Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels

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1917                        SUNDAY 11                 NOVEMBER

Slept late and did not go to church. Badger, Mayo, Pratt, and Belknap1 came to dinner to discuss proposition for ships to go to England. They thought either T.S. Rogers or Hugh Rodman2 should go and on the ground of seniority proposed Rogers, saying there was not much difference. Later I sent for Palmer3 and decided to send Rodman. . . .

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

Footnote 1: VAdm. Charles J. Badger, President, General Board of the Navy; VAdm. Henry T. Mayo, Commander, Atlantic Fleet; Capt. William V. Pratt, Acting Chief of Naval Operations; and Lt. Comdr. Charles Belknap Jr., on staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Footnote 2: RAdm. Thomas S. Rogers, Commander, Division Seven, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet and RAdm. Hugh Rodman, a former member of the General Board.

Footnote 3: RAdm. Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.

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