Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
CABLEGRAM SENT 20th November 1917.
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 1562
Via NCB 18 D. Prep by. CNO Appvd. by NCT
File No. 55-4-2
Copies to: COS, CNO G
Your 1168. Reference paragraph 2. Recommend Captain McKean be given orders to visit from time to time destroyer building plants with view to keeping Department informed on progress of destroyers and general efficiency of the plants concerned. It should be distinctly understood that Captain McKean must not assume prerogatives of a Bureau inspector, and that he must not act on Bureau matters. Signed Benson
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.