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Re: Trivia Question
Both Bill and Rick give good answers but these were orders the WERE implemented, at least for a time. I am looking for one that DIDN'T get implemented...
On March 15, 1919, Daniels issued General Order No. 456, prohibiting all forms of work on the Christian Sabbath (Sunday). He ordered,
In order to insure a proper observance of the Lord's Day in the Navy of the United States, and to provide the officers and men with rest and recreation so essential to efficiency, the following order will be carry out: Hereafter all commanding officers and others officially concerned will see to it that aboard ships and on shore stations to which they are attached, no work of any character whatsoever is performed except works of necessity. This order will be construed and embracing target practice, and drills of every character, inspection of ship and crew, clothing inspection, issuing of small stores, and all other ship activities that violate the letter and spirit of this order. No vessel of the Navy shall begin cruise on Sunday except in case of emergency ..
Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson, adopted a policy of no alcohol for the US Navy that still endures and changed the navy's culture forever. He also proposed another policy that DIDN'T get adopted that would also have changed the navy's culture. What was it?