This Date in History

April 1, 1908: Two hundred men of the working force of the Washington Navy Yard were given 90 days’ furlough. The number of employees were notified by Commandant Leutze at the end of the previous day’s work. The reasons given for the furloughs was that it was necessary that such a course be pursued in order to prevent an absolute dismissal of a large number of men.washington-navy-yard-sailors-between-1909-and-1940


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