Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Navy League of the United States

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NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES, a society founded in 1903 which according to its charter of incorporation has for its purpose "to acquire and spread before the citizens of the United States, through branch organizations and otherwise, information as to the condition of the naval affairs and equipment, and to awaken public interest and co-operation in all matters tending to aid, improve, and develop their efficiency." At the outbreak of the war with Germany the League had a membership of 10,000. During the war Secretary Daniels of the Navy Department became angered by some of the actions of the head of the League and refused to recognize it or co-operate with it in anyway.