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Daughter of IT. Stuart Siar 





1, 1876. 







January 1, 1876. 

The following regulations will be obeyed by all persons connected 
with the Naval Academy. 


Secretary of the Navy. 





I Government 

II. Commandant of Cadets 9 

III. Senior Aid 10 

IV. Academic Board 10 

V. Heads of Departments 12 

VI. Instructors 13 

VII Senior Medical Officer 15 

VIII. Treasurer 15 

IX. Store-keeper 16 

X. Commissary ]6 

XL Secretary 17 

XII. Academic year 17 

XIII. Admission 18 

XIV. -Classification ]9 

XV. Course of instruction 19 

XVL Examinations 24 

XVIL Marks 26 

XVIII. Merit-rolls 27 

XIX. -Practice cruise 28 

XX. Register 29 


XXI Cadet organization 31 

XXII Conduct 32 

XXIII. Uniform of Cadets 35 

XXIV. Daily routine 36 

XXV. Official intercourse : 39 

XXVI. Religious services 40 

XXVII. Hospital 41 

XXVIIL-Library 42 

XXIX. Gymnasium 43 

XXX. Store 44 

XXXI. -Grounds 44 

XXXIL-Cadets' quarters < 45 




XXX1IL Mess-hall 47 

XXXIV. Officer in Charge 48 

XXXV. Officer of the Day 50 

XXXVI. Superintendents of Floors and Buildings 53 

XXXVII. Superintendents of Rooms 54 

XXXVIIL Watchmen and Master-at-arms 54 

XXXIX. Formations 56 

XL. Section-leaders , 56 

XLI. Section-rooms 57 

XLII. Reports and excuses , 58 

XLI II.- -Leave of absence 59 

XLIV. Liberty 59 

XLV. Privileges 60 

XLVI. Fire organization 61 

XLVIL Barber's shop 61 

XLVIIL Bathing rooms 61 

XLIX. Boats 62 

L. Supplementary Regulations 62 



1. The United States Naval Academy shall be under the direct 
care and supervision of the Secretary of the Navy. 

2. A line-officer of the Navy, of a rank not below that of Cap- 
tain, shall be assigned by the Secretary of the Navy as Superintend- 
ent of the Naval Academy. 

3. He shall be charged with the general superintendence and 
government of the Academy, and all Officers, Professors, Instructors 
and Cadets shall be under his command. He shall have charge of 
the grounds, buildings, vessels, and other public property, in use or 
belonging to the Academy. He shall have the power to appoint 
or remove all persons employed at the Academy, except those for 
whose employment or discharge special provision may be made by 
the laws, or regulations for the government of the Navy, or of the 

4. At the end of each Academic month, he shall send a report of 
the marks and standing in each branch, and the number of demerits 
of each Cadet, to his parent or guardian ; and a report of the rela- 
tive standing of the Cadets in the various branches, and the number 
of demerits, to the Secretary of the Navy. 

5. At the end of the first term, he shall transmit to the Secretary 
of the Navy the reports of the relative standing and demerits for the 
term, and the report of deficiencies, with the recommendations of 
the Academic Board, and he shall give a warning to Cadets whose 
averages in any uncompleted branch falls below 2.50, stating that 
their progress is unsatisfactory. 

6. At the end of each Academic year, he shall cause the merit- 
roll of each class, for the year, to be made out, and the merit-roll 
of the graduating class for the course. He shall transmit to the 
Secretary of the Navy a copy of the graduating merit-roll, the 
reports of the relative standing of the Cadets in the three lower 


classes ; and a report of deficiencies, similar to that sent at the end 
of the first term. 

7. At the end of each term, he shall send a report of the marks 
and standing in each completed branch, and the number of demerits 
of each Cadet, to his parent or guardian, with a statement as to the 
final disposition of his case, if found deficient in any branch. 

8. Officers of the Navy, on the application of the Superintendent, 
will be assigned to duty at the Academy by the Secretary of the 
Navy, as far as may be necessary to complete its organization. 

9. All persons employed at the Academy shall be subject to these 

10. No person connected with the Academy shall, unless author- 
ized by the Secretary of the Navy, give any certificate, sign any 
paper, or take any action whatever, in relation to a decision of the 
Secretary of the Navy, or of the Academic Board, concerning any 
person who is, or who may have been, connected with the Academy, 
and no person connected with the Academy shall make any state- 
ment relative to the qualifications, standing, or character of any 
Cadet, or of any person who may have been a Cadet, or concern- 
ing the examination of any candidate for admission, unless author- 
ized by the Secretary of the Navy, or by the Superintendent. 

11. No person connected with the Academy shall cause publica- 
tions, or correspond with official persons, in regard to transac- 
tions at the Academy, in a manner not authorized by the regulations 
for the government of the Navy. 

12. No person connected with the Academy shall take or receive 
any present, or gratuity, directly or indirectly, from Cadets, or can- 
didates for admission, or from their relatives or friends, without 
the approval of the Superintendent, nor shall any such person re- 
ceive any compensation for tuition of Cadets, or candidates, or per- 
sons wishing to become candidates. 

13. It shall be the duty of all officers, naval and civil, at the 
Academy, who have knowledge of any violation of a regulation, or 
of any neglect, or improper conduct of which a Cadet has been 
guilty, to report the fact to the Commandant of Cadets. Cases of 
negligence or impropriety on the part of any other person connected 
with the Academy may be reported by the person observing them 
to the proper officer. 

14. Leave of absence may be granted by the Superintendent 
to any officers, naval and civil, attached to the Academy, from the 

close of one Academic year to the beginning of the next, provided 
that their services are not required, and at other times for shorter 
periods, at his discretion. 

15. All officers, naval and civil, shall report their return from 
leave of absence to the officers from and through whom the leave 
was obtained. 

16. No officer of the Navy shall exercise authority at the Acad- 
emy, unless subordinate to the Superintendent. 


17. The Commandant of Cadets shall be a line officer of the 
Navy, of a rank not below that of Commander, and he shall be next 
in command and authority to the Superintendent. 

18. He shall have charge and supervision, under the orders of 
the Superintendent, of the police and police force of the Academy, 
including watchmen and marines, and of the fire department ; and 
he shall perform such other duties as the Superintendent may 
direct, for the preservation of discipline, and for the general security. 

19. He shall have general direction, subject to the control of 
the Superintendent, of all drills and tactical instruction in the 
departments of seamanship and gunnery. 

20. He shall frequently, with the aid of his assistants, inspect 
the buildings used by the Cadets, and when any slight repairs are 
needed he shall send notice to the Senior Aid, to have the damage 
made good ; but whenever alterations or expensive repairs shall be 
necessary he shall report the fact to the Superintendent. He shall 
call the attention of the Superintendent to whatever he may see 
amiss, or to any change that would conduce to the comfort or en- 
joyment of the cadets. 

21. He shall, as second in command, report to the Superintend- 
ent any violation of the regulations that shall come to his knowl- 
edge on the part of any one attached to the Academy, or temporarily 
within its precincts, and he shall promptly and authoritatively check 
any such irregularity, using (if need be) the police force under his 
command for this purpose. 

22. He shall submit the daily conduct report to the Superintend- 
ent, and shall cause it to be entered on the record as approved. No 
person except himself or his assistants shall have access to the rec- 
ord, nor shall its contents be communicated to any one, except for 


authorized public purposes, without a written order from the Super- 

23. At the eud of each Academic month, term, and year, he shall 
report the number of demerits of each Cadet to the Superintendent, 
and he shall send a copy of the annual report of demerits to the offi- 
cer charged with the prepararatiou of the merit-roll. 

24. Whenever a Cadet is absent from a recitation without proper 
authority, the Commandant of Cadets shall notify the Head of the 
Department in which the recitation took place. 

25. In the absence of the Commandant of Cadets his senior as- 
sistant shall perform the duties of his office. 


26. The Senior Aid shall be a line officer of the Navy. He shall 
have charge, under the direction of the Superintendent, of the pub- 
lic lands and the buildings thereon ; of the materials for the erection 
of buildings, and for repairs and improvements; and of all other prop- 
erty for which no other person is responsible. He shall, also, under 
the direction of the Superintendent, make purchases for the Acad- 
emy, and shall have prepared the accounts, returns, and rolls rela- 
tive to the public property under his charge, and to disbursements 
made by the Superintendent ; and he shall, unless otherwise di- 
rected by the Superintendent, have control of the workmen em- 
ployed in the erection or repairs of the public buildings, and in the 
improvement of the grounds. 

27. Applications for repairs of quarters shall be made, in writing, 
to the Superintendent, through and under cover to his Senior Aid. 


28. The Academic Board shall be composed of the Superintend- 
ent, the Commandant of Cadets, and the Heads of Departments. 

29. The Superintendent, or, in his absence, the Commandant of 
Cadets, shall preside at the meetings. In the absence of both, the 
senior officer present shall preside ; but all reports and returns of 
the Board shall be made to or through the Superintendent. 

30. Meetings shall be held on the last Monday of each Aca- 
demic mouth, unless otherwise directed by the Superintendent, and 
at such other times as he may appoint ; and a majority of the mem- 
bers shall constitute a quorum. 


31. It shall be the dnty of the Academic Board to prescribe, 
subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, the subjects aud 
arrangement of the course of instruction, and the text-books to be 
used ; to regulate the recurrence of examinations ; to determine the 
relative weight of marks for recitations and examinations in any 
department, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department ; 
to fix the relative weight of the marks in different branches of 
study ; to submit regulations, prepared in accordance with law, 
governing the examination for admission, which regulations shall 
be ready for publication by November 1 of each year ; to make semi- 
annual and annual reportsof the relative standing of Cadets, aud of 
the marks, aptitude, habits, and conduct of Cadets found deficient, 
with recommendations as to the disposal of the latter ; aud " Cadets 
found deficient shall not be continued at the Academy or in the 
service, unless upon the recommendation of the Academic Board." 
(Revised Statutes, $ 1519-1525.) 

3ti. The rules of parliamentary proceedings shall govern at meet- 
ings of the Board ; and in voting by ballot, the Superintendent 
shall have three votes, the other members one each. 

33. The adjournment of the Board shall be directed by the pre- 
siding officer. 

34. The Superintendent shall designate a suitable person, already 
attached to the Academy, as Secretary of the Board. 

35. The deliberations of the Board shall bo confidential, and no 
decision shall be disclosed by any person connected with the Board 
before the same shall be announced by proper authority. 

36. A member, or members, of the Academic Board, assisted by 
such other officers as the Superintendent may direct, shall be de- 
tailed at the beginning of each year to prepare the tabular assign- 
ment of section-rooms, the Academic Calendar, the Annual Register, 
and the circulars issued to candidates for admission. 

3*7. A committee of members of the Academic Board, designated 
by the Superintendent, at the regular meeting in December, shall 
conduct the examination of candidates for admission ; and the same 
or another committee shall prepare the programmes for semi-annual 
and annual examinations; andthesemi-annualaud annual deficiency 
reports, the latter containing the names of all Cadets whose aver- 
age in any branch for the term or year falls below 2.50, their final 
average in all branches, and the number of demerits : a statemeut 
of their aptitude and habits of study, aptitude for the service, and 


general conduct ; and recommendations as to the disposal of each 
case. The reports, as modified or adopted by the Board, shall be 
forwarded by the Superintendent to the Secretary of the Navy. 

38. A member of the Academic Board, assisted by such other 
officers as the Superintendent may direct, shall be charged with the 
preparation of the merit-rolls. 


39. Heads of Departments shall have general charge and super- 
vision of the instruction of Cadets in their respective departments. 

40. The Head of each Department shall distribute the work of 
his department among the instructors assigned to duty as his 
assistants, and shall give such personal instruction in recitations, 
or lectures, as he may think proper. He shall arrange the classes 
under instruction in his department in sections, for purposes of 
recitation, and shall send the section-arrangement to the Comman- 
dant of Cadets for publication, as often as a change is made. He 
shall visit frequently the section-rooms of his assistants, and make 
such regulations as to the method of instruction and routine of 
recitations as may be necessary. 

41. He shall keep a record of the books, instruments, apparatus, 
and other articles supplied to his department, and shall be respon- 
sible for all such articles. 

42. He shall make duplicate weekly reports to the Superintend- 
ent, by 11.30 a. m. on Saturday, containing the names and averages 
of Cadets, in each branch of his department, whose average for the 
week falls below 2.5. One copy of each report shall be sent to the 
Superintendent, the other to the Commandant of Cadets for publi- 

43. At the end of each Academic month he shall send to the 
Superintendent class-reports in each branch of study in his depart- 
ment, containing the names of Cadets arranged in the order of 
merit, with the class-numbers, weekly and monthly averages, 
examination-marks, and final averages. When semi-monthly exam- 
inations are held, a separate report of the marks of the first exam- 
ination shall be sent to the Superintendent. 

44. Before the first day of the last month of each term he shall 
ssnd a report to the Superintendent of the examinations to be held 
at the end of the term in his department, the time required for each 
examination, the character of the examination, (whether written or 


oral,) ami the formula for combining examination-marks with term- 

45. As soon as possible after the semi-annual and annual exam- 
inations he shall send to the Superintendent class-reports in each 
branch of study in his department, containing the names of Cadets 
in the order of merit for the term or year, with the class-numbers 
and the monthly, term, examination and. final averages. 

4.6. At the end of each Academic year he shall send, to the officer 
charged with the preparation of the merit-rolls, class-reports, in 
each branch taught in his department for which a co-efficient is 
allowed, containing the names of Cadets in the order of merit, with 
their class-numbers, final averages, and multiples. 

47. Immediately after the close of the annual examination he 
shall send to the Secretary of the Academy in a sealed envelope, 

marked "Examination-papers, Department of ," a copy of 

the examination-papers set at the semi-annual and annual examina- 
tions in his department, and a copy of specimen questions given at 
each oral examination. These papers shall be written without 
abbreviations, and on one side of the paper only. 

48. He shall also, at the close of each Academic year, make 
requisition for such stationery, books, instruments, and apparatus 
as may be needed during the following year in his department, and 
shall inform the store-keeper as to the probable number of text- 
books and other articles that will be required by Cadets in the 
studies under his charge. He shall at the same time send to the 
Librarian a list of desirable books not in the library relating to the 
subjects of his department. 

49. Heads of Departments in which monthly examinations are 
held shall meet on the first Monday of each Academic mouth, at the 
call of their senior officer, to prepare for publication a programme 
of examinations, and to designate examination-rooms for the month. 

50. There shall be a Commander or Lieutenant Commander at 
the head of the department of Seamanship and of the department 
of Ordnance and Gunnery, who, with the other officers assigned to 
their departments, shall be the assistants to the Commandant of 
Cadets in carrying out the discipline of the Academy. 


51. Instructors shall carry on the work of instruction, exami- 
ation, and attendance in section-rooms, under the orders of the 


Head of the Department to which they are attached. They shall be 
ready to assist the Head of the Department in the performance of 
any duty which may fall to him by regulation or special order. 

52. Instructors shall note the marks of Cadets in their section- 
books, and make weekly reports to the Head of the Department. 

53. They shall have charge of the different sections in rotation 
according to the detail made out by the Head of the Department. 

54. They shall be in their section-rooms at the sound of the 
bugle, and shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of sec- 
tions in their charge ; and they shall exact of Cadets, and espe- 
cially of section-leaders, the strictest observance of the regulations 
in regard to bearing and general demeanor in section-rooms. Par- 
ticular attention shall be paid to the manner in which sections 
enter and leave the room, to the formalities of rising and taking 
seats, and to the attitude of Cadets, seated or standing. 

55. All reports of delinquencies occurring in recitations, lectures, 
or examinations in any department, except in cases of absence, 
shall be made through the Head of the Department. 

56. Instructors shall dismiss their sections punctually at the 
first note of the recall, (except as specified in Article 57,) with- 
out regard to the progress of the recitation. All necessary direc- 
tions as to the next lesson, or what not, shall be given at the 
beginning of the recitation. 

57. In the case of sections reciting in the first hour of a period, 
the recitation may be prolonged fifteen minutes after the recall, if 
the section-room is vacant during the second hour, but in no other 
case, and in no case beyond this time. 

58. Instructors ordered by the Superintendent or Commandant 
of Cadets, to any duty other than that connected with their depart- 
ment, or to routine duty as Officer in Charge, shall notify the Head 
of the Department without delay. 

59. Officers detailed to assist the Commandant of Cadets in per- 
forming the duties of Officer in Charge, during the day or night, 
shall make application to him for leave of absence, before preferring 
their application to the Superintendent. Instructors will always 
first apply to the Head of the Department. 

60. No Instructor shall have any communication with a Cadet 
on the subject of his marks unless the latter has received special 
permission from the Superintendent. 


61. The Senior Medical Officer is directly responsible to the 
Superintendent for the care of the sick, the suggestion of measures 
for the maintenance of a proper hygiene, and the preservation and 
expenditure of public property belonging to his department. 

62. He shall report daily to the Superintendent the names of all 
persons attached to the Academy who may be unfitted for duty by 
illness, and shall furnish to the Commandant of Cadets a daily sick- 
list and excused-list of Cadets. 

63. He shall report to the Superintendent the name of any 
person feigning illness or disability, that he may be recommended 
to the Secretary of the Navy for dismissal. 

64. If, in the opinion of the Senior Medical Officer, a Cadet is 
disqualified for the service, by any physical or mental cause, he shall 
report the fact to the Superintendent, who shall forward the 
report to the Secretary of the Navy, that he may submit the case, if 
he think proper, to a Medical Board, to determine whether or not 
the Cadet shall be retained in the service. 

65. The Senior Medical Officer shall have immediate charge of 
all the subordinates in his department, and of all the sick, whether 
in hospital or quarters ; and he shall, with the approval of the 
Superintendent, establish regulations for the hospital and dispen- 
sary, to which all invalids and Cadets shall conform. 

66. All the Medical Officers of the Academy shall not be absent 
from the Academic limits at) the same time, without special author- 
ity from the Superintendent. 


6'7. An officer of the Pay Corps of the Navy shall be assigned to 
duty as Treasurer of the Academy. 

68. The bills of the Store-keeper, Commissary, laundress, and bar- 
ber, and the postage-account of each Cadet, certified by him, and 
approved by the Superintendent, shall be paid by the Treasurer, at 
the end of the month, and charged to the account of the Cadet. 

69. The Superintendent may from time to time authorize the 
Treasurer to pay to the Cadets, or for them, such small sums of money 
as he may think proper. 

70. Sixty dollars per annum of each Cadet's pay shall be re- 
served for the purchase of his outfit at graduation. 


71. The Treasurer shall make to the Superintendent a monthly 
statement of the account of each Cadet, showing the amount paid 
and the balance due. 

72. The accounts of the mechanics and laborers, signed by them 
respectively, and approved by the Superintendent, shall be made 
up and paid monthly by the Treasurer. 

73. Bills for supplies furnished to the Academy, by order of the 
Superintendent and approved by him, shall be paid by the Treas- 


74. The Store-keeper of the Academy shall be detailed from the 
Pay Corps of the Navy, and he shall have the authority, with the 
approval of the Secretary of the Navy, to procure clothing and other 
necessaries for the Cadets, to be issued under such regulations as 
the Superintendent may prescribe. 

75. The Store-keeper shall be furnished with a store-room within 
the Academic limits, in which he shall keep only such articles as 
may be authorized by the Superintendent. 

76. He shall issue no article to Cadets without the written au- 
thority of the Superintendent or Commandant of Cadets. 

77. He shall be at the store on Saturday by noon, and at such 
other times as may be necessary, or as the Superintendent may 
direct, or the Commandant of Cadets may require. 

78. The account of each Cadet shall be submitted to the Super- 
intendent on the last day of the month, and approved before being 
sent to the Treasurer. 

79. A board of three officers shall be appointed by the Superin- 
tendent, who shall examine all articles provided by the Store-keeper, 
for the use of the Cadets, and shall compare the clothing to be 
issued with approved patterns. The board, shall reject all such arti- 
cles as, in its judgment, are not of suitable quality or price, or do 
not conform to prescribed orders or regulations. 

80. The board shall, from time to time, make to the Superintend- 
ent such suggestions in regard to the Store-keeper's department as 
it may think proper. 


d- --by tl m SnnArii^t.AmlAitf shall fur- 

nioh tho Cadets with only such articles of 44^- as the Superinteadeai 
may direct. 


81. The duties pertaining to the Cadets' Mess-Hall shall be discharged by 
a Paymaster detailed as Commissary of the Naval Academy by the Navy 
Department ; and by the Officer who, as Assistant to the Commandant of 
Cadets, is charged by the Superintendent with the discipline and police of 
the Mess-Hall. 

82. The Paymaster-Commissary of the Naval Academy shall under in- 
structions from the Superintendent, fix the dietary of the Mess-Hall ; he shall 
be charged with the purchase and care, until issued for use, of all articles 
of provision, table-ware, table-linen, kitchen-ware, and stores in general, 
needed for the complete ordering of the Cadets' table and laundry ; and he 
shall be responsible for the proper preparation and cooking of all articles of 
(able consumption. 

83. He shall, with the approval of the Commandant of Cadets, employ 
the cooks, and servants in general, who are required for the Mess-Hall and 

84. He shall keep a set of books which^ shall at all times be open to a 
Board of Audit, appointed by the Superintendent, to inspect and pass upon 
his monthly accounts, prior to their submission to the Superintendent for 
his approval. The books shall show the monthly cost of maintaining the 
table and laundry for the Cadets, and the amounts to be charged therefor 
by the Treasurer against their individual accounts. 


82. He shall present his accounts every month to a board 
a^ers, appointed by the Superintendent, to be auditedjXfnd, 

after approval by the Superintendent, the accounts shallb^settled 
by the Treasurer. 

83. He sHnJlreceive for his profits an amount^rolb exceeding six 
per cent, per anrmnT>on expenditures' for artipies of food; and as a 
guarantee that the articles procured h&pebeen purchased at the 
lowest cash-price, he shall produce a*rry bill, and certify that the 
articles have been received at ttrfT jo west market-rates ; that no 
deductions other than thosejpfiich appfear upon the bills have been 
made, and that he recess no other profit, directly or indirectly, 
than the six per cen^nereby authorized. 

84. He shall js^ep a set of books, of creditol-ftad-ilebtor, in which 
he shall entej^all articles purchased and expended ; he shall keep 
on file aJJ^riginal bills receipted, and both bills and books^hall be 
snb,jef at all times to the inspection of the board of audrt^M^f 

Board of Visitors. 


85. The Secretary shall be appointed on the nomination of the 
Superintendent, with the approval of the Secretary of the Navy. 

86. He shall conduct the correspondence of the Academy and 
keep the official records, as follows : Rolls of the Academy, which 
shall contain a list of the Cadets, with the name in full, date of 
admission, place of birth, age, place from which appointed, resi- 
dence, name, and occupation of parents or guardians ; monthly 
class-reports, conduct-rolls, merit-rolls, inventories of public prop- 
erty, and records of requisitions. 

87. He shall make out the conduct and merit reports for the 
Navy Department, and file and preserve the public correspondence 
and other papers of the Academy. 

88. He shall inform the Heads of Departments of all resigna- 
tions, dismissals, and re-instatements. 


89. The Academic year shall begin September 20, and end June 
20, consisting of two terms ; the first term, from September 20 to 
the Saturday nearest to January 30; and the second term, from the 
close of the first term to June 20. 



90. Each term shall contain four Academic months; those in the 
first terra being named October, November, December, and January ; 
and in the second, February, March, April, and May. The first 
Academic month of each term shall comprise the five weeks begin- 
ning with the first Monday of the term ; and the two months follow- 
ing shall each comprise four weeks. The fourth month of the first 
term shall end on the Saturday nearest to January 23 ; and the 
fourth month of the second term on the Saturday nearest to June 4. 

91. Studies and exercises shall be suspended on January 1, Feb- 
ruary 22, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, and after 
supper on Christmas eve. 


92. There shall be two examinations of candidates for admission 
as Cadet-Midshipmen, and one examination for admission as Cadet- 
Engineers, the dates of which shall be specified in the circulars pub- 
lished yearly for the information of candidates ; no candidates 
will be examined at other times than those specified. 

93. The examination for admission as Cadet-Engineers shall be 

94. No candidate for admission as Cadet-Midshipman shall be 
examined if his age exceed 18 years, or be less than 14 years. 
(Revised Statutes, . 1577.) 

95. No candidate for admission as a Cadet-Engineer shall be ex- 
amined if his age exceed 20 years, or be less than 16 years. 

96. All candidates will be required to certify on honor their 
exact age. 

97'. Circulars containing directions for candidates shall be pre- 
pared yearly by a committee of the Academic Board designated 
by the Superintendent. 

98. The physical examination shall be^conducted by a board of 
Medical Officers of the Navy convened for the purpose ; and the 
mental examination by a committee of members of the Academic 
Board designated by the Superintendent ; and no candidate shall 
be admitted unless, in the opinion of the two boards, he shows the 
requisite mental and physical qualifications. 

99. Candidates rejected at the mental examination for admis- 
sion as Cadet-Midshipmen " shall not have the privilege of another 
examination for admission to the same class, unless recommended 
by the Board of Examiners." (Revised Statutes, 1515.) 


100. Candidates who enter the Academy shall be allowed their 
actual and necessary traveling expenses from their residence to the 
Academy. But no allowance shall be made for board, or other ex- 
penses incurred, while in attendance at the examination, and any 
Cadet who voluntarily resigns his appointment within a year after 
the date of his admission will be required to refund the amount 
paid him for traveling expenses. 

101. On becoming an inmate of the Academy, each Cadet shall 
take the prescribed oath, engaging himself to serve in the Navy of 
the United States for eight years, including the period of his pro- 
bation as a Cadet, unless sooner discharged. He shall deposit with 
the Treasurer the sum of fifty dollars, for which he shall be credited 
on the books of that office ; and this sum may be expended by the 
Superintendent in the purchase of text-books and other authorized 
articles for his use. In addition to this sum, he shall make a de- 
posit for clothing and furniture, the amount of which shall be speci- 
fied in the annual circular. Both deposits shall be made before the 
candidate is received into the Academy. 


102. The Cadet-Midshipmen shall be arranged in four classes 
and the Cadet-Engineers in four classes, corresponding to the four 
years of instruction. 

1O3* Cadets pursuing the first year's course shall form the 
fourth class ; the second year's course, the third class ; the third 
year's course, the second class ; and the fourth year's course, the 
first class. 

1O4. The Cadet-Midshipmen and Cadet-Engineers may be ar- 
ranged together in sections, when pursuing the same studies ; but 
weekly reports of unsatisfactory recitations, and reports of class- 
standing for the mouth, term, and year shall be made out for 
Cadet-Midshipmen and Cadet-Engineers separately. 


1O-5. The branches of study taught at the Academy shall be 
grouped under the following departments : 

1. Seamanship. 

2. Ordnance and Gunnery. 

3. Mathematics. 


4. Steam-Engineering. 

5. Astronomy and Navigation. 

6. Physics and Chemistry. 

7. English Studies, History, and Law. 

8. Modern Languages. 

9. Drawing. 

1O6. The course of study shall embrace the following subjects : 

Department of Seamanship. 

Seamanship. The material and manufacture of all kinds of rope : 
knotting and splicing ; the masting, sparring, and rigging of ships ; 
stowage; the organization of a ship's company; the management 
and equipment of boats ; handling sails ; the management and 
evolutions of vessels ; the duties of officers ; the laws of storms, 
and the rules of the road. 

Ship-building. The construction of ships and docks, and the launch- 
ing and docking of vessels. 

Naval Architecture. The designing of ships, including the neces- 
sary calculations. 

Naval Tactics. The organization and manojuvring of fleets. 

Practical Exercises. In Seamanship, with sails and spars ; in Naval 
Tactics, with boats, and in signals. The instruction in boxing, 
swimming, gymnastics, and dancing shall be in charge of this 

Department of Ordnance and Gunnery. 

Ordnance and Gunnery. Metallurgy in its relation to gun-metals ; 
the manufacture of guns, gunpowder, and projectiles ; pyrotechny ; 
trajectories ; field-fortifications. 

Ordnance Instructions. The Ordnance Instructions issued by the 
Bureau of Ordnance. * 

Infantry Tactics. The school of the soldier, company, and bat- 

Practical Exercises. Infantry-drill ; field-artillery and boat-how- 
itzer exercise ; exercise and target-practice with great guns ; mor- 
tar-practice and fencing. 

Department of Mathematics. 

Algebra. Fundamental operations ; reduction and conversion of 
fractional and surd quantities ; involution and evolution ; reduction. 


and solution of equations of the first and second degrees ; the sum- 
mation of series; the nature, construction, and use of logarithms; 
the theory of equations. 

Geometry. Plane and solid geometry, the mensuration of sur- 
faces and volumes ; the application of algebra to geometry. 

Trigonometry. Analytical investigation of trigonometric formulas, 
and their application to all the cases pf plane and spherical trigo- 
nometry; the construction and use of trigonometric tables; the 
solution of trigonometric equations ; trigonometric series. 

Analytical Geometry. Equations of the right line, plane, and 
conic sections.; discussion of the general equation of the second 
degree involving two or three variables ; determination of loci ; 
principal problems relating to the cylinder, cone, sphere, and 

Descriptive Geometry. The graphic illustration and solution of 
problems in solid geometry, and the application of the method, 
particularly to the projections of the sphere, and the construction 
of maps. 

Department of Steam-Engineering. 

Marine Engines. General theory of the steam-engine ; classifica- 
tion and details of marine steam-engines, and of instruments and 
apparatus used in connection with them ; the principles followed 
to insure strength in construction ; the computation of the power 
and its cost ; the duties of the engine-room watch, and of the en- 
gineer division. 

Fabrication of Machinery. The qualities and strength of materials, 
and the processes of manufacture. 

Designing of Machinery. The designing and construction of engines 
and other machinery, and the motions employed in valve-gearing. 

Mechanical Drawing. The nomenclature of design and construc- 
tion ; general and conventional practices of the art ; the execution 
of plans, elevations, and sections. 

Practical Exercises. The management of marine steam-apparatus ; 
the use of tools and machines; hand- work of the machine-shop, 
pattern-shop, smithery, boiler-shop, and foundery. 

Department of Astronomy and Navigation. 

Astronomy. Descriptive and practical astronomy, including the 
use of instruments, especially those used in determining terrestrial 
latitude and longitude. 


Navigation. Theoretical and practical navigation, 
instruction in the duties of the navigator, the use of navigating- 
instrumenta and their construction, with the solution of problems 
and the use of tables. 

Surveying. Geodetical and nautical surveying ; practical work 
in surveying and constructing charts. 

Department of Physics and Chemistry. 

Chemistry. General chemistry 5 chemistry of explosives; quali- 
tative analysis. 

Physics. Acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, and magnetism. 

Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. The differential calculus ; 
applications to problems of maxima and minima, and to the theory of 
curves. The integral calculus ; definite integrals ; differential equa- 
tions. Statics. Dynamics, including the motion of bodies ; rotation 
about an axis ; central forces ; the laws of planetary motion, and 
the motion of projectiles. Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. 

Experimental lectures in Physics and Chemistry. 

Department of English Studies, History, and Law. 

Law. Constitution of the United States ; International Law. 

History. History of English Colonies in North America, and of 
the United States. Outline of European history. Naval history of 
the United States. 

Ehetoric, and exercises in English composition, consisting of 
themes and official reports. 

English. History, usage, and grammatical structure of the English 

Department of Modern Languages. 

The grammar of the French and Spanish languages, and exercises 
in reading, writing, and conversation. 

Department of Drawing. 

Line-drawing, topography, and free-hand drawing. 
1O7. The course of instruction shall extend over four years, and 
the course of each year shall be as follows : 



Algebra, Geometry, English 
History, French, Drawing. Prac- 
tical instruction in Seamanship, 
Naval Tactics, Great Guns, In- 
fantry Tactics, Field -Artillery, 
Boat-Howitzers, Fencing, Danc- 
ing, Swimming. 

Cadet- JEn gineera. 

Algebra, Geometry, English, 
French, Mechanical Drawing. 
Practical instruction in use of 
tool's, Marine Engines, Great 
Guns, Infantry Tactics, Field- 
Artillery, Fencing, Dancing, 


Trigonometry, Descriptive 
Geometry, Analytical Geometry, 
History, Rhetoric, Elementary 
Physics, Chemistry, French, 
Drawing (free-hand.) Practical 
instruction in Seamanship, Na- 
val Tactics, Great Guns, Infantry 
Tactics, Field - Artillery, Boat- 
Howitzers, Signals, Fencing, 

Trigonometry. De scriptive 
Geometry, Analytical Geometry, 
History, Rhetoric, Elementary 
Physics, Chemistry, French, Me- 
chanical Drawing. Practical in- 
struction in the use of tools, Ma- 
rine Engines, Great Guns, In- 
fantry Tactics, Field-Artillery, 
Signals, Fencing, Gymnastics. 


Seamanship, Ship-building, 
Naval Tactics, Infantry Tactics, 
Ordnance Instructions, Astron- 
omy, Applied Mathematics, Me- 
chanics, Electricity, French, 
Spanish, English Composition. 
Practical instruction in Seaman- 
ship, Naval Tactics, Great Guns, 
Infantry Tactics, Field-Artillery, 
Boat-Howitzers, Signals, Fenc- 
ing, Boxing. 

Ship-building, Fabrication 
and Designing of Machinery, Ma- 
rine Engines, Mechanical Draw- 
ing, Applied Mathematics, Me- 
chanics, Electricity, French, 
Spanish, English Composition. 
Practical instruction in the use 
of tools, Marine Engines, Great 
Guns, Infantry Tactics, Field- 
Artillery, Signals, Fencing, and 


Seamanship, Naval Architec- 
ture, Ordnance and Armor, Navi- 
gation and Surveying, Marine 
Engines, Light, Heat, Spanish, 
Public Law. Practical instruc- 
tion in Seamanship, Naval Tac- 
tics, Great Guns, Infantry Tactics, 
Field- Artillery , Boat-Ho wi tzers, 
Mortar-practice, Marine Engines, 
Signals, Fencing, Boxing. 

Marine Engines, Fabrication 
and Designing of Machinery, 
Mechanical Drawing, Naval Ar- 
chitecture, Mechanics, Light, 
Heat, Physical Measurements, 
Astronomy, Spanish, Public Law. 
Practical instruction in the use 
of tools, Marine Engines, Great 
Guns, Infantry Tactics, Field- 
Artillery, Signals, Fencing, Box- 

108. The daily recitations shall take place according to the pro- 
gramme of studies prepared by the Academic Board. 

109. Advanced courses in any branch of study taught at the 
Academy may be established by the Academic Board, with the 
approval of the Secretary of the Navy. Such advanced courses 
shall be elective, but shall be open only to Cadets whose standing 
shows marked ability or aptitude in the branch of study. 


1 IO. The semi-annual examination shall be held in the last 
week of the first term, and the programme shall be published b y 
January 15. 

111. Examinations on the work of the first term shall be held 
in all branches completed at that time. 

Examination may be held in other branches as directed by the 
Academic Board. 

112. The annual examination shall begin on June 10, and end 
on June 20, and the programme shall be published by June 1. 

113. Examinations shall be held in all branches not completed 
at the end of the first term, unless otherwise determined by the 
Academic Board. 

114. There shall be a competitive company-drill at sometime 
during the annual examination, at which the judges shall be desig- 
nated by the Superintendent, and a prize-flag shall be awarded to 
the best-drilled company. This flag shall be kept at the Academy, 


and the name of the captain of the winning company shall be in- 
scribed on the staff. 

115. Dress-parade shall take place daily during the annual 
examination, weather permitting. 

116. The Secretary of the Navy will, when expedient, annually 
invite not less than- seven persons, as a board of visitors at the 
Academy during the annual examination, to witness the examina- 
tion and report on the discipline and management of the Academy. 

117. No semi-annual or annual examination shall continue for 
more than five hours at a time, and no semi-monthly or monthly 
examination for more than two and a half hours. 

118. Semi-monthly and monthly examinations shall be written, 
and other examinations may be either written or oral f or both. All 
oral examinations shall be conducted in the presence of the Head of 
the Department. 

119. At the semi-annual and annual examinations each paper 
shall be marked by two instructors. 

120. Recitations and other Academic exercises shall be sus- 
pended during the time of the semi-annual and annual examina- 
tions, unless otherwise directed by the Academic Board. 

121. During the examinations, lectures, and theme exercises of a 
class, all members of the class on duty as Officers of the Day, or 
Superintendents of Floor or Building, shall be relieved and shall 
attend the examination, lecture, or exercise. 

122. Cadets who are absent from an examination from any 
cause shall make it up as soon as possible. 

123. The same rule shall apply to themes, and to all other writ- 
ten exercises. 

124. In cases of absence from a semi-monthly or monthly exam- 
ination, Cadets shall hold themselves in readiness for examination 
immediately after the expiration of their excuse without special 

125. In cases of absence from a semi-annual or annual examina- 
tion, Cadets shall be examined at such times as the Academic Board 
may determine. 

126. Cadets shall be allowed to leave an examination-room 
before finishing their work only in case of necessity. If absent 
longer than ten minutes (except in case of illness) no account shall 
be taken of their work; but they shall be required to pass a new 
examination at the earliest convenient time. 


127. Cadets who ave finished their work shall be allowed to 
leave the examination-room in detachments of not less than seven, 
and over each of these divisions the senior instructor in charge 
shall appoint a section-leader, who shall be responsible for his sec- 
tion while marching through the grounds. 

128. No Cadet shall be allowed to graduate, or pass from a lower 
to a higher class, until he has passed a physical examination, con- 
ducted by the Senior Medical Officer of the Academy. 

129. Cadets shall at all times during the Academic course be 
subject to examination in the elementary branches. 


130. The scale of marks for recitation and exercises shall range 
from 4 to 0. A mark of 4 shall indicate thoroughness ; 0, a total 
failure; and the intermediate numbers shall, as far as possible, repre- 
sent absolute values. 

131. A mark of 2.5 shall represent the minimum of proficiency ; 
and Cadets whose final average for the term or year in any branch 
falls below that number shall be reported to the Academic Board 
as deficient in that branch. 

132. Any Cadet absent without proper authority from a recita- 
tion, examination, or exercise, shall receive as his mark. 

133. Any Cadet who, at an examination, recitation, or exercise, 
or in the preparation of a theme, shall copy from another, or shall 
receive any unauthorized assistance, written, printed, or oral, or 
shall attempt to obtain such assistance, or shall be found with any 
unauthorized printed or written matter in his possession relating 
to the subject of the recitation or exercise, shall receive as his 
mark for such exercise, and shall be punished as the Superintend- 
ent may direct, for such unfair and unworfhy conduct. 

134. In all cases, except those mentioned in Arts. 132 and 133, 
where is given as a mark, the instructor giving the mark should 
inform the Cadet of the fact. 

135. Marks given in recitation before the first Monday of the 
first term shall go on to the next week. 

136. During the intermission, from the end of the last mouth of 
the second term to the beginning of the annual examination, no 
marks shall be given in recitations. 

137. Unless otherwise directed by the Academic Board, aver- 


ages shall be computed in the following manner: Whenever a 
Cadet shall receive more than one mark during the week in any 
branch, the arithmetical mean of such marks shall constitute his 
weekly average in that branch. The mean of the weekly averages 
in any month combined with the examination-mark, if monthly 
examinations are held, shall constitute the monthly average. The 
mean of the monthly averages for the term or year, combined with 
the semi-annual or annual examination-marks, shall constitute the 
final average for the term or year. 

138. Weekly averages shall be recorded to the nearest tenth, all 
other averages to the nearest hundredth. 

139. When the weekly mark of any Cadet consists of a mark 
for a single recitation, in a branch which has more than one recita- 
tion per week, the mark shall be considered as having one-half the 
weight of the average for any other week. 

140. If two members of a class have the same average in any 
branch for the month, term, or year, they shall receive the same 
class-number and their names shall be placed alphabetically. 

141. In marking examination-papers or other written exercises, 
in all departments, some account shall be taken of the form, lan- 
guage, and spelling, as well as of the subject-matter, and cases of 
gross carelessness shall be reported to the Academic Board. 

142. In the case of Cadets who take an elective course in any 
branch, the final mark in that branch shall be determined by add- 
ing to the final mark received in the required course one-fifth of the 
amount by which the final mark in the elective course exceeds 2.50. 


143. At every annual examination the Academic Board shall 
form a merit-roll of each class in the following manner : 

144. The final average of each Cadet, in each branch for which 
a coefficient is assigned in the table of coefficients, shall be multi- 
plied by such coefficient, and the sum of the products, after making 
the deduction for conduct, shall be the final multiple for the year. 

145. The names of those Cadets who have not been found defi- 
cient by the Academic Board shall be arranged according to the 
final multiple, the highest multiple being placed first on the list 
and the others in their order. After these names, shall follow the 
names of those Cadets who may have been found deficient, arranged 


iu the same manner; but no class-number shall be assigned to any 
Cadet who has been found deficient. 

146* The merit-roll of the graduating class shall contain in 
addition a list of the class arranged in order of merit according to 
the graduating multiple, made up by adding together the final 
multiples for the four years. 

147". Merit-rolls sent to the Navy Department shall contain only 
the names of Cadets passed by the Academic Board. 

148. In the case of a Cadet turned back to go over the course of 
any year, his final multiple for the course shall be made up from 
the sum of the final multiples of the years in which he passed. 

149. In the case of a Cadet advanced to any class without 
going over the course of the previous year, the final multiple for 
that year shall be made up by regarding his examination -averages 
as yearly averages. 

150. Cadets who attain 85 per cent, of the multiple in any year 
shall be distinguished by a star affixed to their names on the merit- 


151. There shall be attached to the Academy suitable vessels 
equipped and kept in order for sea-service and gunnery-practice. 

152. There shall be attached to the practice-ship such officers 
and men as may be required to keep the vessel in order, and for 
the practical instruction of the Cadets in seamanship, navigation, 
and gunnery. 

153. The Cadets of the classes not yet graduated shall be 
embarked, immediately after the June examination, on board the 
practice-ships to perform such cruise as the Secretary of the Navy 
may direct. 

154. The practice-ships in which the^Cadet-Midshipmen are 
thus embarked shall be commanded by the Commandant of Cadets 
under general instructions from the Superintendent. The Cadet- 
Midshipmen shall be required to perform such duties connected 
with practical seamanship, naval gunnery, practical navigation, 
and other professional subjects as the Commandant of Cadets may 

Their mess arrangements and supplies shall be subject to the 
control of the Superintendent, and, when aboard, of the Command- 
ant of Cadets. 


155. The vessel in which the Cadet-Engineers are embarked 
shall, during the summer, visit such founderies, mills, shops, and 
yards as may be designated by the Superintendent. 

156. When the Cadets are to be embarked in practice-ships for 
a cruise, such officers and instructors, belonging to the Academy, 
shall be ordered to her as the Secretary of the Navy may deem 
advisable ; and, while so embarked, they shall perform such duties 
of instruction, and as watch and division officers at quarters, ac- 
cording to their grades, as the commander of the ship may direct. 

157* Cadets, when embarked in a practice-ship,- shall be subject 
to all the regulations of the Academy which, the commander of the 
practice squadron or ship may judge applicable. 


158. A Register of the Naval Academy shall be published annu- 
ally as soon after October 1 as possible. 

159. The Register shall contain the Academic Calendar ; a list of 
the officers attached to the Academy ; a list of Cadet-O fficers and petty 
officers ; alphabetical lists of classes corrected up to October 1, with 
the relative standing for the last year ; a list of resignations, dis- 
missals, and deaths ; a list of Officers and Cadets attached to the 
practice-ships ; the table of coefficients ; the merit-rolls for the 
last year; the regulations governing the admission of candidates, 
and the papers set at the last examination for admission ; the course 
of instruction and the programme of studies; and examination 
papers set during the previous year. 


September id, 1877. 
Order, JVo. 98. 

By authority of the Navy Department, paragraph 160 of the Regulations of the 
Naval Academy, has been amended by the following addition : 

"He (the Superintendent) may appoint one Cadet Passed Assistant Engineer 
with the rank of Cadet Lieulenant. 

One Cadet Assistant Engineer, with the relative rank of Cadet Master. 
One Cadet Assistant Engineer, with the relative rank of Cadet Ensign. 
Four Cadet Machinists, with the relative rank of First Captain of Gun. 
Four Cadet Machinists, with the relative rank of Second Captain of Gun." 

By the same authority, paragraph 161, of the Naval Academy Regulations has 
also been amended by adding to it the following words : 

" The Cadet Engineers of the First Class shall form an Engineer Division, under 
the command of the Cadet Passed Assistant Engineer, to be placed at the center of 
the battalion, when forming with it. This division shall be drilled in Engineering 
under the general direction of the Head of the Department of Steam Engineering, 
whenever the battalion shall be drilled in Artillery os. Infantry Tactics, under. the 
general direction of the Head of the Department of Gunnery." 


Rear- Admiral, Superintendent 



160. The Superintendent shall appoint (from the First Class, as 
far as practicable) the following Cadet-Officers, who shall hold their 
positions during good behavior and efficiency : 

One Cadet Lieutenant-Commander. 
Four Cadet Lieutenants. 
Five Cadet Masters. 

Four Cadet Ensigns, and Cadet petty officers comprising first 
and second Captains of guns' crews. 

161. The Cadets shall be arranged in four divisions for great- 
gun exercise, the divisions containing an equal number of guns' 
crews. Each gun's crew shall be composed of sixteen men, distrib- 
uted as nearly as possible among the several classes. 

162. Each division shall constitute a battery for light-artillery 
drill, and a company for infantry drill, and shall be commanded by 
a Cadet Lieutenant, as Captain, with a Cadet Master and Cadet 
Ensign as the other commissioned officers, and Cadet petty officers 
as non-commissioned officers. 

163. The guns' crews shall be divided into watches, the odd- 
numbered crews making the starboard-watch, and the even-num- 
bered crews the port-watch. The watches shall be stationed as 
ship's company for exercises in seamanship. 

164. For exercises in naval tactics, the boats' crews shall be 
arranged according to the quarter-bill. 

165. The Cadet Lieutenant-Commander shall bear the same 
relation to the Cadet organization that an Executive Officer bears 
to a ship's company. 

He shall be present at all general formations, and shall receive 
divisional reports, which shall be made through him to the Officer- 

In the battalion organization he shall act as Lieutenant-Colonel. 

166. One of the Cadet Masters shall be selected to act as Adju- 


tant of the battalion. At all general formations he shall take his 
post opposite the right of the battalion, eight paces in rear of the 
file-closers, unless otherwise specially assigned. 

167. The color company of the battalion shall be the one to 
which the prize-flag has been awarded at the competitive drill of 
the preceding year. 


168. The laws for the government of the Navy, and the Navy 
Eegulations, as far as applicable, shall be observed by all persons 
attached to the Academy. 

169. Cadets guilty of any of the following offenses shall be dis- 
missed the service, or otherwise punished, as a Court-Martial, the 
Secretary of the Navy, or the Superintendent may direct : 

Intoxication ; using or bringing within the Academic limits, or 
having in possession, any wine or spirituous or fermented liquor ; 
going beyond the Academic limits without permission ; using pro- 
fane or obscene language ; lying or prevarication ; unbecoming be- 
havior in Chapel or on Sunday : playing cards, chess, backgammon, 
or any game of chance, or bringing within the Academic limits any 
cards, dice, or other implements used in such games ; insulting or 
offering violence to a watchman or other person on duty ; using 
reproachful or provoking language or gestures toward another 
Cadet, or traducing or defaming another ; causing publications, or 
submitting articles for publication, or corresponding with official 
persons in regard to transactions at the Naval Academy; the per- 
sistent use of tobacco, or the introduction of it within the Academic 
limits ; feigning illness or disability ; copying from another Cadet, 
or receiving or attempting to receive unauthorized assistance at an 
examination, recitation, or exercise, or ie the preparation of a 
theme, or having in possession at any exercise unauthorized printed 
or written matter relating to the subject of the exercise ; refusing 
to take another Cadet into confinement, to any designated place, 
when ordered to do so by a person having competent authority ; or 
failing to obey with promptness and precision. 

170. The practice of molesting, annoying, ridiculing, maltreat- 
ing, or assuming unauthorized authority over the new Cadets of 
the Fourth Class, known under the term hazing, running, &c., shall 
subject the older Cadets to prompt dismissal from the Naval Acad- 


emy, as prescribed by the act of Congress and the orders of the Sec- 
retary of the Navy. 

171. Demerits shall not be given as punishment, but as a record 
of misconduct. 

IT 1 2. A record shall be kept of punishments, and a separate 
record of offenses and demerits. 

173. Whenever a Cadet of the First Class shall have 150 de- 
merits in any Academic year ; of the Second Class, 200 ; of the 
Third Class, 250 ; or of the Fourth Class, 300 ; his case shall be re- 
ported to the Navy Department, with such recommendations as the 
Academic Board may think proper. If a Cadet shall receive no 
demerits during one Academic month there shall be removed from 
the total number recorded against him 15 in the First Class, 20 in 
the Second Class, 25 in the Third Class, and 30 in the Fourth Class ; 
if he receive six or less during one Academic month, his demerits 
for that month shall be removed ; but, in such cases, no demerits 
shall be removed if the aggregate exceed those mentioned above, 
nor shall the removal be considered in making deductions for con- 
duct from the final multiple. 

174. The attention of Cadets is called to the misdemeanor-book, 
and to the number of demerits assigned therein for each offense. 

175. No punishments, except the following, shall be inflicted, 
unless by order of the Secretary of the Navy : 

1. Solitary confinement not exceeding seven days ; 

2. Coventry ; 

3. Public reprimand on parade, by written orders signed by the 
Superintendent ; 

4. Confinement under guard ; 

5. Confinement in quarters ; 

6. Deprivation of leave ; 

7. Deprivation of recreation ; 

8. Extra watch or guard duty and drill ; 

9. Imposition of extra duties ; 

10. Suspension; 

11. Reduction of Cadet rank. 

176. Removal from the service can be ordered only by the Sec- 
retary of the Navy. 

177. All offenses shall be reported to the Superintendent, and no 
punishment shall be inflicted on a Cadet except by his order. 

178. Every report against a Cadet shall be examined at once, 


or dismissed ; and, in any case, Cadets shall be allowed to make an 
explanation to the Superintendent. 

179. No Cadet under suspension shall perform the duties of 
Cadet-Officers, Officer of the Day, Superintendent of Floor or Build- 
ing, or Section-leader, or exercise command of any sort. No Cadet 
under suspension shall go to entertainments, or visit the house or office 
of any officer unless sent for. In case of business, he shall make 
known his object in writing ; and he shall not apply for the usual 
indulgences granted Cadets. 

A Cadet while in Coventry will not be permitted to mess at the 
same table with Cadets in good standing, nor will he be allowed to 
visit the quarters of any officer or professor, or the room of any 
other Cadet, nor will any other Cadet enter the room of a Cadet 
in Coventry except upon duty. 

No Cadet in Coventry will be given any responsible duty. The 
suspension of Cadet-Officers and petty officers will, in addition to 
the above, include the restrictions of article 182. 

ISO. The usual studies shall not be discontinued by Cadets 
undergoing any of the above punishments, except the first ; but 
when under confinement they shall not attend recitation or drills. 

181. Deprivation of recreation shall not be for a longer time 
than twenty days, nor confinement in guard-room longer than one 
week, without the express sanction of the Secretary of the Navy. 

182. A Cadet under the punishment of deprivation of recreation 
shall not leave his room except during the time absolutely neces- 
sary to attend religious services, recitations, meals, and drills, and 
to answer calls of nature. 

183. Any breach of confinement will be regarded as a grave mili- 
tary offense. 

184. No Cadet shall visit any hotel, restaurant, or other place 
of public entertainment without special permission from the Super- 
intendent, or the Commandant of Cadets acting for him. 

185. No Cadet shall contract debts without the sanction of the 

186. No Cadet shall join any association within or without the 
Academy, nor shall any meeting be called for any purpose without 

187. All combinations are forbidden. 

188. Answering for another Cadet at roll-call is an act of false- 
hood, and shall be punished accordingly. 


189. No fire-arras or fire-works, or gunpowder in any form, shall 
be introduced or discharged by any Cadet within the Academic 
limits except when authorized. 

190. No Cadet shall introduce any person into the mess-hall or 
quarters without permission, nor any improper character within 
the Academic limits. 

191. No Cadet shall allow food to be prepared in his room, or 
give any entertainment therein. 

192. No Cadet shall receive any book or take any periodical 
without permission from the Superintendent, and no permission 
shall be given for more than one periodical at a time, paid for in 

193. No Cadet shall exchange or sell any articles belonging to 
him, or give away or otherwise dispose of any text-books, note- 
books, or reference-books. 

194. Any Cadet who shall marry, or who shall be found to be 
married, shall be dismissed the service. 

195. Any Cadet who shall, when absent from the Academy, 
commit any disgraceful act, may be punished as if the act had been 
committed at the Academy. 

196. Any Cadet in a responsible position, who becomes answer- 
able for infractions of the regulations, will be required to answer all 
questions of his superior officer relating to the offense, and he may 
relieve himself of his responsibility by reporting the offender. 

197. Unless public notice of misbehavior at the moment be 
deemed inexpedient, officers observing any impropriety of conduct 
on the part of a Cadet shall call his attention to the fact at the 


198. Full dress: Jacket, waistcoat, trousers, cap with visor 
and cord, and white gloves. 

199. Undress : Coat, waistcoat, trousers, and cap without visor. 

200. Working dress : Canvas blouse and trousers, worn over 

20 1. Unless otherwise ordered the full dress shall be worn on 
Sunday ; on liberty, or when visiting officers' quarters by special 
invitation ; at dress-parade, at entertainments, and on special occa- 
sions : at other times the undress shall be worn. 

202. The working-dress shall be worn at certain exercises, spe- 
cified in general orders. 


203. The undress-coat shall be worn buttoned, except at morn- 
ing roll-call, when it shall be unbuttoned, and the full-dress jacket 
shall be buttoned whenever it is worn at drills and formations. 

204. Overcoats, rain-coats, cap-covers, and overshoes shall be 
worn when specially ordered by the Commandant of Cadets. Cap- 
covers shall be worn over the cord. 

205. White trousers and white caps shall be worn at such 
times as the Superintendent may direct. 

206. All articles of clothing shall be marked with the owner's 
name, and shall conform to patterns at the Paymaster's store. 

207. No part of one dress shall be worn with another except as 
provided for in the working-dress. 

208. No cadet shall carry his hands in his pockets. 

209. Cadet-Officers shall wear such badges of rank as the Super- 
intendent may prescribe. 

210. Cadet-Midshipmen shall wear a gold anchor embroidered 
on each end of the collar of their jackets one inch and a quarter in 
length. Cadet-Engineers shall wear silver oak-leaves, instead ot 
an anchor. 

211. Distinguished cadets of the First Class (those who attain 
85 per cent, of the multiple in the preceding year) shall wear an 
embroidered gold star on the collar behind the corps-badge. 

212. Cadets shall wear their hair closely cut; and no Cadet 
shall wear whiskers, beard, or moustaches. 

213. Jack-knives with laniards attached, long enough to go 
around the neck, shall be worn by Cadet-Midshipmen at seamanship- 

214. Dressing-gowns shall only be worn in rooms, and there 
only after forenoon inspection. 

215. All articles of citizens' clothing shall be turned in, marked 
with the owner's name, as soon as possible after admission or return 
from leave, and no Cadet shall, at any time, have any article of citi- 
zens' clothing in his possession. 


216. From September 20 to November 10, and from March 20 to 
the close of the Academic year : 


Morning gun-fire and reveille 6 00 a. m. 

Morning roll-call and prayers 6. 45 a. m. 


Breakfast 7.00 a.m. 

Sick-call 7.30 a.m. 

Morning call to studies 7.56 a.m. 

Call to first morning-recitation, (first period) .... 8. 26 a.m. 

Call to second morning-recitation, (first period) .. 9.26 a.m. 

Recall, (first period) 10. 26 a, m. 

Call to third, morning-recitation, (second period). 10.41 a.m. 

Call to fourth morning-recitation, (second period). 11.41 a.m. 

Recall, (second period) 12. 45 p. m. 

Dinner-formation 12. 55 p. m. 

Call to first afternoon-recitation, (third period)... 1.56 p.m. 

Call to second afternoon-recitation (third period ). 2. 56 p. m. 

Recall, (third period) 3.56 p.m. 

Call to drill 4.05 p.m. 

Preparatory recall 5. 10 p. m. 

Recall 5.15 p.m. 

Call to dress-parade on Tuesday and Thursday ... 5. 50 p. m. 

Evening roll-call and parade hefore supper, Sep- 
tember 20 to October 20, and April 20 to end of 

term , 6.30 p.m. 

October 20 to November 10, and March 20 to April 

20 6. 00 p. m. 

Call to exercises in gymnasium fifteen minutes after supper. 

Call to evening studies 7. 30 or 8 p. m. 

(As directed by the Superintendent.) 

Gun-fire and tattoo 9.30 p.m. 

Warning-roll 9. 55 p. m. 

Taps 10.00 p.m. 

Saturday forenoon drill-call 10. 35 a. m. 

From November 10 to March 20, the following changes will 
be made m the routine : 

Morning gun-fire and reveille 6. 15 a. m. 

Morning roll-call and prayers 7.00 a.m. 

Breakfast 7.15 a.m. 

Sick-call 7.45 a.m. 

Evening roll-call and parade before supper 5. 30 p.m. 


217. Morning gun-fire and reveille 6. 30 or 6. 45 a.m. 

Morning roll-call and prayers 7. 15 or 7. 30 a. m. 


Breakfast - 7. 30 or 7. 45 a. m. 

Sick-call 8. 00 or 8. 15 a. m. 

Church-call, first Sunday in the month 10. 26 a. m. 

Church-call, other Sundays 10. 40 a. m. 

Dinner-formation 12. 55 p.m. 

Call to afternoon meditation 2.56 p.m. 

Recall - 3.56 p.m. 

Evening roll-call and parade before supper 5. 30 or 6. 00 p. m. 

Retreat-call 7. 30 or 8. 00 p. m. 

Gun-fire and tattoo 9.30 p.m. 

Warning-roll 9. 55 p.m. 

Taps . 10.00 p.m. 

218. Cadets shall rise promptly at morning gun-fire, dress with- 
out delay, make up their beds, and arrange their rooms in such 
manner as may be prescribed by the Commandant of Cadets. 

219. The daily report of delinquencies involving demerits shall 
be read at morning roll-call. 

220. The detail of Cadets to serve on the next day as Officer 
of the Day, and Superintendent of Floors and Buildings, shall be 
read ab dinner-formation. 

221. The day shall be divided for purposes of study and recita- 
tion into three periods, one of which shall be in the afternoon. 

222. Study-hours shall last from the morning call to studies 
till the end of the second period ; from the call to afternoon-recita- 
tions till the end of the third period, and from the evening call to 
studies till gun-fire. Study-hours on Saturday shall end at 10.26 
a. m. 

223. The bugle shall sound the call for studies and recitations. 

224. A drill shall take place on every day except Sunday, when 
the weather permits, immediately after the fast recitation. 

225. There shall be a dress-parade, on Tuesday and Thursday, 
during such periods of the year as the Superintendent may direct. 

226. An inspection-parade shall take place, at church-formation 
on Sunday morning, after which the Cadets shall march to the 
chapel. On the first Sunday in every month, immediately after 
inspection, the Articles for the better government of the Navy shall 
be read, all the Naval officers attached to the Academy being pres- 

227. If the drum or gong sound to quarters at night, or at any 


times other than those specified, it shall, be a signal for the Cadets 
to assemble as for drill, and await orders. 

228. Cadets shall repair promptly to their rooms at warning- 
roll, and they shall turn in at taps. 

229. The daily routine of studies, recitations, and exercises shall 
not be interrupted by extra parades or exercises on account of the 
presence of visitors, except by order of the Secretary of the Navy. 


230. All communications to the Navy Department from persons 
connected with the Academy shall be made through the Superin- 
tendent, whose duty it shall be to forward them, with such com- 
ments as he may think proper. 

231. Cadets wishing to address the Superintendent officially 
shall first obtain permission of the Commandant of Cadets. 

232. Cadets wishing personal interviews with the Superintend- 
ent can have them on any day, Sunday excepted, when not engaged 
in their studies or recitations, between the hours of noon and 1 
p. m. All business they may have with him shall be transacted at 
his office, and not at his quarters. 

233. Written communications from Cadets to the Superintend- 
ent shall be forwarded through the Commandant of Cadets. 

234. Cadets having cause of complaint against any person con- 
nected with the Academy may make it known to the Superintend- 
ent through the Commandant of Cadets. 

235. Cadets having business with the Commandant of Cadets 
shall apply to the Officer-iu-Charge for permission to visit his office, 
stating the nature of their business. 

236. During recreation-hours Cadets may visit the library and 
officers' quarters, and, when their duties require, the Treasurer's and 
Secretary's offices, dispensary, and store ; and they shall not visit 
these places at any other times except by permission of the Com- 
mandant of Cadets. 

237. Cadets shall not go to the house or office of any officer to 
make a complaint or request in greater numbers than three at a 
time, and then only after obtaining permission from the Superin- 
tendent through the Commandant of Cadets. 

23N. No Cadet shall visit the guard-house, or the office of the 
Commandant of Cadets, or of the Officer-in-Charge except on duty. 


239. No Cadet shall address an officer on the subject of marks 
without permission from the Superintendent. 

iMO. No Cadet shall address an officer or Cadet who has reported 
a delinquency on the subject of such report, without permission 
from the Superintendent, and officers and Cadets shall not converse 
with offenders on the subject of such reports without permission. 

241. All orders coming through an Officer of the Day, Superin- 
tendent of Floor or Building, or Cadet-Officer or petty officer, shall 
be considered as official and obeyed accordingly. 

242. A message conveyed to an officer or Cadet by a messenger 
of the Superintendent or Commandant of Cadets, requiring his 
attendance, or the sending of any book or paper, or answer to a 
communication, shall be considered as emanating properly. 

243. In passing or meeting, all officers, Naval, Civil, and Cadets, 
shall observe the customary Naval salute, the junior being the first 
to extend it. 


244. Prayers shall be said by the Chaplain daily, except on Sun- 
day, immediately after morning roll-call. 

245. Divine service shall be held on Sunday morning in the 
chapel, at which the attendance of Cadets is required. 

246. Cadets shall occupy the seats assigned them, and shall 
comply with the forms of divine service. 

247. Cadets belonging to the choir shall report to the Officer-in- 
Charge on Sunday at 10 a. m. for inspection. 

248. Cadets may attend afternoon or evening service in the 
chapel. They shall not be required to march there, or to sit in their 
regular seats, but they shall register their names at the office of the 
Officer-iu-Charge, going and returning. If the service is during 
meditation-hour, or any part thereof, they strajl go directly to and 
from the chapel, returning to their quarters immediately after the 
close of the service. 

249. Cadets attending evening service in the chapel shall re- 
turn directly to their quarters. They may be allowed to escort 
ladies from the chapel, but not beyond the Academic limits, nor 
shall they enter any house on returning, nor delay at the door. 

250. Permission to attend service permanently in the city of 
Annapolis shall be granted only on the written request of the 
parent or guardian. Church-parties shall fall out of ranks after 


inspection, and form and march to and from church in charge of 
their respective leaders, who shall report their return to the Officer- 
in-Charge. Leaders of church-parties shall be responsible for the 
conduct of parties in their charge, and shall report misdemeanors. 

251. Cadets belonging to church-parties attending service in 
the city, who wish to attend afternoon service in the city, shall 
register their names, and report to the Officer-in-Charge, going and 

252. Cadets shall observe the Lord's Day with proper decorum. 


253. Lists of Cadets unfitted for duty by illness shall be sent 
daily from the hospital to the Commandant of Cadets. 

254. The sick-list shall contain the names of Cadets excused 
from all recitations, drills, and formations. 

255. The excused-list shall contain the names of Cadets excused 
only from drills and the corresponding formations. 

256. No Cadet shall be excused from duty on the plea of sick- 
ness unless his name is put on the list by the Medical Officer. 

257. All the sick not in the hospital who are able to attend 
shall report to the Medical Officer at sick-call, and those already 
on the sick or excused list shall report daily until discharged by 

258. Cadets whose names are removed from the sick-list at the 
morning sick-call shall attend their regular recitations on that 
day, but shall be excused from reciting during the first period, upon 
informing the Instructor of the fact. 

259. Cadets requiring medical attendance at other times than 
the regular sick-call shall report the fact to the Officer-in-Charge, 
who shall send them to the Medical Officer on duty, for examina- 

260. No Cadet on the sick or excused list shall leave the Aca- 
demic limits unless upon recommendation of the Senior Medical 
Officer, approved by the Superintendent ; nor shall he leave his 
room, except for a call of nature, during any drill or formation 
from which he shall have been excused by the Surgeon's list. 

261. No Cadet on the sick-list shall leave his room except to 
take exercise, and then only at such times as the Medical Officer 
may have prescribed. 


262. No patient in the hospital shall exercise any authority 
over the apothecary, nurse, or attendant ; but all cases of neglect 
on the part of employe's shall be reported to the Medical Officer. 

263. No Cadet shall visit a patient in the hospital without a 
written permission signed by the Senior Medical Officer and ap- 
proved by the Superintendent ; nor shall any other person visit a 
patient without permission of the Senior Medical Officer. 

264. The sick in the hospital shall conform to the directions of 
the Medical Officer, and to all police regulations of the hospital. 

265. No person shall be employed in the hospital without the 
approval of the Superintendent. 


266. The library shall be under the supervision of a committee 
composed of the Librarian, and four members of the Academic 
Board designated by the Superintendent. 

26*7. The committee shall recommend the purchase of books for 
the library, and shall have charge of the arrangement of books and 
catalogues, and of the exchange and* disposal of duplicates and 
undesirable books, subject to the Superintendent. 

268. The Librarian, or one of his assistants, shall be in attend- 
ance at the library for the purposes of receiving and delivering 
books at such times as the Superintendent may direct. 

269. No persons except officers connected with the Academy 
and Cadets of the First and of the Second Class, shall draw books 
from the library without permission from the Superintendent. 

270. No book or periodical shall be drawn from the library 
without the knowledge and presence of the Librarian or one of his 
assistants, and an entry thereof shall be made in all cases. 

271. No person shall lend any book or"-periodical belonging to 
the library. 

272. No person shall, without special permission from the Super- 
intendent, keep any book more than one month, or a number of any 
periodical more than one week, or have in his possession at the same 
time more than four volumes, (each number of a periodical being 
in this respect, regarded as a volume,) except the Heads of Depart- 
ments, who shall be allowed such books as are required in the work 
of their departments. 

273. No Cadet shall keep any book longer than one week with- 


out renewal, or have in his possession more than one volume at a 

271. Any book returned within the prescribed time may be 
taken out anew by the same person, if not called for by another in 
the mean time. 

275. Persons leaving the Academy for a longer time than seven 
days shall return all books belonging to^the library before departure. 

276. All books belonging to the library shall be returned before 
the beginning of the annual examination, and no books shall be 
issued during that examination. 

277. No number of a periodical shall be taken from the library 
until it has been at least fifteen days therein, or until the receipt of 
the next succeeding number. 

278. Damage done to any book or periodical shall be charged 
against the person to whom it was issued, and no person shall draw 
books against whom such charge remains standing. 

279. No unbound numbers of periodicals, or any rare or costly 
work, shall be issued to Cadets. 

280. Any Cadet who shall willfully mutilate any book, number 
of a periodical, or paper, or who shall, without proper authority, re- 
move from the library any book, periodical, or paper, shall be dis- 
missed the service or otherwise severely punished. 


281. Cadets may use the gymnasium, bowling-alley, and pistol- 
gallery, during recreation-hours ; no other person shall use them 
during these hours. 

282. Cadets of the Fourth Class are forbidden to go to the gym- 
nasium except at the prescribed exercises in fencing and dancing, 
and at entertainments. 

283. No exercise shall be allowed in the gymnasium during the 
half hour after each meal. 

284. The Fourth Class shall form at 7.30 p. m. on Friday, and 
be marched to the gymnasium, to receive instruction in dancing 
until 9 p. m. 

285. Cadets of the other classes wishing to take lessons in danc- 
ing shall put their names on the list in the office of the Officer-in- 
Charge, and proceed to the gymnasium at 6.30 p. m. 

286. Cadets breaking foils shall note the fact without delay in 
the book kept at the gymnasium for that purpose. 



2 7. Cadets in need of such articles as the Store-keeper may be 
authorized to furnish, may send in requisitions once a month, at 
such times as the Commandant of Cadets may direct. Such requisi- 
tions shall be neatly entered in the requisition-books, and the col- 
umns on the inside of the covers shall be kept filled out with the 
articles received and on hand. 

288. Requisition-books shall be sent to the office of the Com- 
mandant of Cadets by 9 a. m. of the day following that on which 
they are issued. Upon his approval, they will be sent to the Store- 
keeper, who shall furnish the articles required and approved, at 
such times as the Cadets may be sent to the store. No article 
shall be issued after the 25th day of the month. 

289. After the requisitions are served they shall be entered, 
with the prices extended, in the pass-books of the Cadets, by the 
Store-keeper's clerk, and the pass-books shall be sent to the office 
of the Commandant of Cadets, from which they shall be issued to 
the Cadets for inspection. If found correct upon examination, 
they shall be certified and signed by the owner, and returned to 
the Commandant's Office. If incorrect, the Cadet shall make a 
report accordingly. 

290. No disorderly conduct, or going behind the counter, shall 
be allowed at the store. 


291. The grounds and buildings of the Academy shall be under 
the special charge of the Senior Aid to the Superintendent. 

292. The Academic limits include the grounds within the walls, 
the wharves, and the public ships moored alongside. 

293. No person shall mark, deface, or injure in any way, the 
buildings, walls, trees, or other public property within the Academic 
limits, or post any placard or notice except by authority. Injury 
to public property shall be made good by the person causing it. 

294. No person shall discharge any fire-arm or fire-works with- 
in the grounds without permission from the Superintendent, or 
throw stones or missiles of any kind in the vicinity of the public 
buildings, or make a disturbance of any kind within the Academic 

295. No smoking shall be allowed in the grounds during the 


session, or in the public buildings, except the Officers' mess-hall and 

296. Families of officers and all other persons residing within 
the Academic limits, are required to observe such regulations as 
may be established for the preservation of public property ; and 
officers shall enjoin this rule upon persons under their control or 
in their employ. 

297. No children shall be allowed in or about the public build- 
ings, and no servants, unless employed there, or sent there by 
proper authority. 

298. No general passes shall be given by officers. 

299. No Cadets shall enter the shell-boat house unless they own 
a boat there or belong to a crew. 

300. Cadets passing in or out of the grounds shall use the upper 


301. The rooms of Cadets shall be ready for inspection at any 
time from half an hour after reveille until the call to evening stud- 
ies, arranged in the following manner : 

The floors carefully swept, and free from spots, with a rug in 
front of the bed. 

The walls free from cobwebs. 

Steam-heaters and gas-fixtures clean. 

Mantel-pieces dusted, and free from articles not connected with 

Wardrobes neatly arranged, and doors closed and locked except 
at inspection, when they shall be opened by the owner, whose name 
shall be placed on the centre of the wardrobe, above the doors. 

Beds about one foot from the wall, with the occupant's name on 
the head-rail, and neatly made, with sides and lower end of cover- 
let tucked under lower mattress. 

Tables directly under the gas-pendant, with only such books as 
are in use at the time ; papers neatly arranged, and inkstand in 
the centre. 

Chairs, one for each occupant, placed beside the table when not 
in use. 

Washstands placed against the wall and kept clean, with washing- 
furniture in place, and nothing else on the washstand. 

Towels neatly folded and hung upon the racks. 


One bucket on each side of the washstaud, with cover beside it. 

Foot-tubs kept empty and clean, oa the lower shelf of the wash- 

Looking-glass over the washstand, or on the mantel-piece. 

Broom in corner near the washstand. 

Clothes and slippers kept in wardrobes. 

Dressing-gowns, when not in use, neatly folded and placed on the 
foot of the bed. 

Shoes neatly blacked, and arranged under the foot of the bed. 

Books neatly arranged on the mantel-piece, or on the top of the 
wardrobe if there is no mantel-piece, with the backs outward. 

302. No unauthorized articles shall be allowed in the rooms. 

303. No curtains shall be hung, or nails driven into walls or 
woodwork, nor shall the marked or defaced. 

3O1. No map, picture, or piece of writing, except as directed, 
shall be affixed to the walls. 

305. Chairs, coverlets, table-cloths, and rugs shall conform to 
the prescribed pattern . 

306. Cadets are forbidden to sit at the windows, or on the beds, 
or to throw anything from the windows or into the corridor. 

3O"7. Transom-windows shall be kept open, and the cleats shall 
not be interfered with. 

308. Lights shall be burned only when necessary ; they shall 
always be turned low in the absence of both occupants of the room 
they shall be put out at taps, and no light shall be burned during 
the night except by authority. Only one light shall be kept burn- 
ing out of study-hours. 

309. The table of "hours of recitation," of each Cadet, shall be 
posted on the inside of the door, in the middle of the panels, and 
at the same height. 

A copy of special regulations for quarters* shall be posted below 
the " hours of recitation." 

310. Cadets shall rise and remain standing and uncovered when 
the Officer-in-Charge, Officer of the Day, or Superintendent of the 
Floor or Building enters the room. 

311. On Sunday, Cadets shall be in their rooms, in full dress, 
ready to receive the Officer-in-Charge, at 9.30 a. m., and they shall 
remain in their quarters until the end of the inspection. 

312. During study-hours no Cadet shall visit another, or absent 
hi a self from his room unnecessarily. 


313* Cadets leaving their rooms during study-hours on a neces- 
sary occasion shall report their departure and return to the Super- 
intendent of the Floor or Building, and shall be absent as short a 
time as possible. If the absence is longer than 15 minutes, the 
Superintendent shall report the fact to the Officer-in-Charge. 

314. Cadets shall use the main entrance in entering and leaving 
the new quarters, unless otherwise ordered. 

315. In pleasant weather the route to the water-closets of the 
new quarters shall be by the central staircase to the rear door, op- 
posite the front entrance, and thence by the side- walk. In bad 
weather, the route shall be by the central staircase to the first floor, 
thence to northeast end of the building and northeast entrance. 

316* During the washing of a room, the Officer-in-Charge may 
permit the occupant to visit another room until his own can be 

317* Cadets shall have their clothes and wash-book ready for 
the laundress before 7 a. m. on Monday. 

318. Shoes shall be put inside the room-door at night, to be 
taken and blacked by the servants. 

319. No Cadet shall play upon any musical instrument on Sun- 
day, or in study-hours on any other day ; nor sit up after taps ; nor 
remove from the room assigned him, nor enter unoccupied rooms, 
unless specially ordered ; nor send out an attendant for any pur- 

320. Loud talking and boisterous conduct in the rooms or cor- 
ridors are forbidden. 

321. No person shall enter the Cadets' room during study-hours, 
except on duty, without permission from the Superintendent. 


322. The Officer-in-Charge at the new quarters shall preside at 
meals, and shall have charge of the police of the mess-hall, assisted 
by the Cadet-Officers and petty officers. 

323. He shall inspect the mess-hall and servants daily, at 12.30 
p; m. 

324. At meals he shall enter the hall before the Cadets, and he 
shall make an inspection after they have left the hall. 

325. A table shall be arranged at which he shall inspect the 
quality and preparation of the provisions. 


326. A seat at meals shall be assigned to eacli Cadet, which he 
shall not change unless ordered by the Officer-in-Charge. 

327. When the Cadets have entered the hall before a meal, the 
Officer-in-Charge shall gfve the order, " Seats !" Thirty minutes 
shall be allowed for breakfast and for supper, and forty minutes for 
dinner. At the end of this time, the Officer-in-Charge shall give 
the order, "Rise!" the crews shall be marched from the hall, and 
the doors shall be closed. 

328. Captains of crews will see that chairs are not moved back, 
before and after meals, until the order is given. 

329. No Cadet shall leave the mess-hall without permission, nor 
by any but the main door. 

330. Cadets shall dress with care for meals. 

331. Loud talking at the mess-table, or reading, or carrying 
books or newspapers into the mess-hall, is forbidden. 

332. The inspecting officer and his aids shall report any sloven- 
liness, wastefulness, or breach of decorum. 

333. No article of food or furniture shall be taken from the mess- 

334. No articles of food or furniture shall be introduced into the 
mess-hall except those provided by the Commissary. 

335. No extra meals nhall be served in the mess-hall except by 
permission of the Superintendent ; and no meal shall be served in 
rooms except in case of illness, and then only by direction of the 
Medical Officer, and in strict accordance with the diet-list pre- 
scribed by him. 

336. Cadets absent on leave for a week or more, on giving 
notice of their intended absence to the Commissary, shall receive 
credit on the mess-account for the time of absence. 

337. Complaints in regard to the quantity or quality of provis- 
ions, the manner of cooking,, negligence of Commissary, or inat- 
tention of servants, may be made to the inspecting officer, who 
shall, if necessary, report them to the Superintendent. 


338. The Assistant Instructors in the Department of Seaman- 
ship, and of Ordnance and Gunnery, shall perform in succession the 
duty of Officer-in-Charge at their respective buildings, from 8 a. m. 
until 10 p. m. 


. Tlie duty from 10 p. IB. until 8 a. m. shall be performed by 
officers detailed for that purpose. 

31O. The lists of officers detailed for duty shall be kept posted 
in both offices. Officers shall keep themselves informed of their 
duty without notification. 

341. The Officer-in-Charge shall have similar duties and respon- 
sibilities with the Executive Officer on board ship, under the Com- 
mandant of Cadets. 

342. He shall wear a sword and white gloves when on duty, 
except in the office, and such other uniform as the Superintendent 
may prescribe. 

343. He shall use courtesy in his official intercourse with Cadets, 
and shall avoid wounding their feelings ; and he shall advise and 
direct them, when it may seem necessary. 

344. He shall enforce all regulations, and use every endeavor 
to detect offenses. 

345. He shall be charged with the cleanliness of buildings and 
servants under his care. 

346. He shall attend formations, as far as possible, and shall 
preserve order. 

347. He shall inspect the battalion at morning .roll-call ; if 
possible, during the time occupied in reading the report. 

348. He shall make an inspection of Cadets' rooms at 10 a. m. 
on week days, and at 9.30 a. m. on Sunday, and at other times at 

349. Military etiquette shall govern the exchange of salutations 
between a Cadet and his superior officer at inspection of quarters. 

350. The Officer-in-Charge shall regulate the temperature of 
the Cadets' rooms, and shall see that they are not kept unneces- 
sarily warm. 

351. He shall inspect all parts of the quarters under his charge 
before turning in, guarding specially against fire. 

352. No permission shall be granted to sit up after taps, or to 
burn lights, except in case of illness, or some extraordinary cir- 

353. The Officer-in-Charge shall not make nor permit to be 
made, on the daily conduct=report, scandalous or unusual reports 
against Cadets. Such reports must be special and direct to the 
Commandant of Cadets. 



351. He shall see that Cadets are not reported for offenses of 
which they are not guilty, or guilty in a less degree than charged. 

3 o 5. Resignations and dismissals shall be read at parade before 
being delivered. 

356. No order shall be read at parade or posted unless signed 
by the Superintendent, or the Commandant of Cadets. 

357. Instructors' reports, sick-lists, and details shall be kept 
on file. 

358. The Officer-in-Charge shall examine and sign the journal 
before it is sent to the Superintendent. 

359. He shall pass to his relief the names of Cadets under pun- 
ishment and the character of the punishment. 

360. The Officer-in-Charge at the old quarters shall, from time 
to time, visit the grounds in that neighborhood. He shall attend 
hops and dancing-lessons, and shall preside at the gymnasium 
at other times, as may be ordered. 

361. He shall have charge of the colors of the flag-staff. The 
flag-ship shall be the guide in hoisting and hauling down ; but the 
colors shall always be hauled down in bad weather, or shall not be 


362. At dinner-formation two Cadet-Midshipmen of the First 
Class shall be detailed for duty as Officers of the Day, at the old 
and the new quarters, beginning on the day following at 7.30 p. m., 
and continuing twenty-four hours. 

363. The Officer of the Day shall wear a sword and white gloves 
during his tour of duty, except while at meals. 

364. He shall receive with courtesy and treat with attention all 
strangers and citizens who may visit the Academy and apply to 
him for information. * 

365. He shall at all times enforce the regulations, and shall 
assume the duties of the Officer-in-Charge in the absence of tlie 

366. He shall not attend drills or recitations during his tour 
of duty; but shall be present at roll-calls and mess-formations ; 
and he shall superintend at section-formations, seek absentees 
not accounted for, order them to go to the proper room, and 
report all delinquencies. He may study the lesson of the day, 
but reading or writing for other purposes is forbidden. 


367. He shall keep notes of new orders, and inspect the mem- 
orandum-book to take notice of any orders which may have been 
issued since his last tour of duty j and he shall cause all the signals 
to be sounded. 

368. He shall have control of the watchman, or non-commis- 
sioned officer, on duty at the new quarters, and shall see that he 
secures the fires and extinguishes the lights at 10 p. m. 

369. He shall prepare the daily conduct report, copying it neatly 
and without erasures or interlineations from the rough reports ; the 
names shall be arranged alphabetically, with the number of the 
class annexed to each name, and the rank prefixed to the name of 
the reporting officer or Cadet-Officer. 

370. Reports and excuses, arranged in the order of the names on 
the conduct-report, and requests that require immediate attention, 
shall be ready for examination by 8.45 a. m. 

371. The Officer of the Day shall enter the names of all Cadets 
going on and returning from liberty in the liberty-book, and note 
exactly the time of going and return. 

372. He shall enter in the journal the date, the state of the wea- 
ther, and direction of the wind throughout the day; the readings 
of the barometer and thermometer ; the afternoon drill and its char- 
acter ; and the following events whenever they may oceur : target 
practice, with a note of the projectiles used ; the visits of public 
functionaries of high rank or position, and the ceremonies attend- 
ing their reception ; the beginning, continuance, and end of semi- 
annual and annual examinations ; dismissals and resignations ; 
cases of suspension and restoration to duty ; confinement and release 
of Cadets, and other incidents of importance. 

373. The record shall be signed by the Officer of the Day, and 
be carried by his successor to the office of the Superintendent for 
inspection by 9 a. m. on the next day. 

374. The Officer of the Day shall be held responsible if the 
journal is defaced. 

375. No passes shall be issued by the Officer of the Day; if a 
pass is required during the absence of the Officer-in-Charge, it 
shall be sent to him for signature. 

376. The Officer of the Day shall not visit any of the Cadets' 
rooms except on duty. 

377. He Shall prevent loitering about his desk or elsewhere dur- 
ing his tour. 

37. He shall be responsible during his tour for Cadets commit- 


ted to the guard-bouse. Such Cadets shall be regarded as in his 
custody, and at the close of his tour he shall visit the rooms in 
which they are confined and shall report their presence or absence 
to the Officer-in -Charge. 

379. The Officer of the Day at the old quarters shall march to 
the " Santee" such Cadets as are directed to be confined there. 

380. Routine of duty: Immediately after coming on duty, the 
Officer of the Day shall inspect the lower floor and arrange rough 
reports for the Officer-in-Charge. 

At 8 p. m., record barometer and thermometer 

During the evening, copy daily conduct report and give it to the 

At 10 p. m., receive the reports of Superintendents of Floors ; 
visit the upper floors at warning-roll, and whenever it may be 
necessary to preserve order. 

As soon after taps as possible, report concerning lights and re- 
ceive permission to turn in. 

Rise when called by the orderly, before reveille, and proceed to 

Visit floors to see that Superintendents are ready to make their 
inspections at the proper time. 

Return to post and see that the morning orders are ready for publi- 
cation, and deliver them to the Cadet Lieutenant-Commander. 

At morning roll-call attend the Officer-iii-Charge while making 
his inspection. 

Immediately after roll-call have the conduct-report posted. 

At 8 a. m., take barometer and thermometer and inspect buglers. 

On Saturday and Sunday, make out liberty and church list during 
the forenoon and take them to the Commandant of Cadets for ap- 

At 9 a. m., take the journal to the Superintendent's office. 

At noon, take barometer and thermometer. 

At dinner formation, prepare the orders and deliver them to the 
Cadet Lieutenant-Commander to be published, and after formation 
submit them to the Officer-in-Charge before posting them. 

At 4 p. m., take barometer and thermometer. 

Prepare orders for publication at supper-formation. 

After supper, muster gymnasium parties and write rough journal, 
submitting it to the Officer-in-Charge for approval. 

At 7.30 p. m., conduct the relief over the lower floor and pass any 
orders that may have been received. 



381. The Cadets occupying each floor, or building, shall be de- 
tailed to serve in turn as Superintendents. 

382. Superintendents of Floors or Buildings shall wear white 
gloves while on duty. 

383. The tour of duty shall begin at the call to evening studies, 
and last twenty-four hours. 

384. The Superintendent of a Floor or Building shall see that all 
Cadets go to their rooms at warning roll. 

385. At taps he shall inspect the rooms, to see that lights are 
out and occupauts turned in, and he shall remain on his floor until 
the Officer of the Day receives his report and gives liim permission 
to retire. 

386. He shall report to the Officer-in-Charge for duty, twenty 
minutes before the beat to morning roll call. 

387". He shall inspect his floor, or building, fifteen minutes be- 
fore the beat to morning roll call, and at the close of his inspection 
report the names of delinquents to the Officer-in-Charge, being 
the last of those who attend formation to leave his floor or build- 

388. Before 10 a. in. he shall inspect the rooms and see that 
they are in readiness for inspection by the Officer-in-Charge. 

389. He shall hand in a written report, within half an hour 
after call to evening studies, of all offenses that may have come to 
his notice. 

390. At the close of his tour he shall make an inspection of his 
corridor, or building, in company with his relief, and shall take note 
of any marks defacing the doors or walls. 

391. He shall inspect the rooms in his charge immediately after 
the call to each period of study, or meditation hour, and report 
absences, at the close of his inspection, to the Officer-in-Charge. 

392. He shall make frequent inspections of his floor or building, 
and shall be responsible for the preservation of order at all times. 

393. Every occupied room over which he has charge shall be 
open to him for inspection at all hours of the day and night. He 
shall not knock upon the doors of rooms, but he shall conduct his 
inspections so as not to interrupt studies unnecessarily. 

394. He shall take care that unoccupied rooms on his floor or 
building shall not be entered or used by Cadets, and that the doors 
are kept locked. 


395. He shall preserve the public property in his charge. 

396. He shall have charge of all formations on his floor, or iu 
front of his building, and shall preserve order. 

397. He shall attend drills and all general formations during his 
tour of duty, but shall not attend recitations. 

398. He shall not have any conversation with Cadets except 
such as his duties may require. 

399. He shall prevent loitering around his desk or elsewhere, 
and visiting on other floors or iu other buildings. 

400. He shall distribute the mail. 

401. He may study the lessons of the day, but reading or writ- 
ing for other purposes is forbidden. 


402. The Cadets occupying each room shall alternate weekly as 
Superintendent, unless otherwise directed by the Commandant of 

403. The Superintendent of a Room shall post his name in his 
room, above that of his room-mate, in such place and manner as the 
Commandant of Cadets may direct. 

404. He shall be responsible for the general cleanliness of the 
room, and of such furniture as is used by both occupants in common, 
and for the observance of regulations in the room. 

405. He shall be responsible for the preservation of all public 
property used in the room by both occupants, and shall see that the 
regulations about lights are obeyed. 

406. He shall sweep out and prepare the room for early morning 
inspection. The sweepings from the rooms shall be put into the 
adjoining passage, from which they shall be removed at once by a 

4OT. When a room has but one occupant he shall have the duties 
and responsibilities of Superintendent. 

4OS. When the Superintendent of a Room is on the sick-list, or 
acting as Superintendent of Floor or Building, or as Officer of the 
Day, his name shall be reversed, and his room-mate shall act in his 


409. The watchmen shall keep a watch upon all public prop- 
erty, and report any violations of regulations that come under their 
notice; and they shall light and put out the lamps in the grounds. 

410. At least one watchman or non-commissioned officer shall 


remain in the recitation-hall, and in the lower corridor of the new 
quarters, during the absence of the Officer of the Day, at meals, or 

411. The watchman or non-commissioned officer on duty shall 
be under the orders of the Officer of the Day. 

412. He shall visit all the floors every hour, and report any mis- 
conduct that may come to his notice to the Officer-in-Charge. 

413. He shall ring the workiug-bfell, and notify the buglers and 
drummers when to sound the calls. 

414. At 4 p. m. he shall lock the doors of section-rooms, and all 
outside doors and windows except those on the front and rear of 
the building. 

415. He shall see that the laundry and kitchen fires are extin- 
guished when the laundresses and cooks leave the building. 

416. He shall light up the corridors and clock-tower at the 
proper time, and he shall put out all lights that can be dispensed 
with at 10 p. in. 

41 7. He shall have charge of the keys of the Commandant's 
office, clock-tower, .and laundry, and of all outside doors, fire-plugs, 
and bath-rooms. 

418. He shall keep in order the fire-lanterns in the office of the 
Officer-in-Charge, and in the guard-house at the upper gate. 

419. The Captain of the Watch shall inspect the watchmen on 
duty, from time to time during the day and night, and shall see 
that their duties are properly performed. 

4 2O. He shall patrol the yard during the day, and occasionally 
at night. He shall be on duty at all entertainments in the gym- 
nasium, and remain in attendance until the lights are extinguished. 

421. He shall keep a lookout in the rear of Officers' and Cadets' 

422. During the summer he shall weigh the coal, making a 
report to the Senior Aid ; and he shall keep an account of all an- 
thracite coal expended during the year. 

423. The Master-at-Arms shall accompany the Officer-iu-Charge 
at f reuoon inspections, and shall be responsible for the general 
cleanliness of all parts of the Cadets' quarters except their rooms. 

424. He shall stay in the building whenever the Cadets may be 
absent from their quarters, and shall be responsible for property 
lost or stolen at such times. 

425. He shall remain at his station from 6 a. m. till 10 p. m. 
on Saturday, and till 8 p. m. on other days, except at such times as 


tbe Commandant of Cadets may give him permission to be absent 
for meals and other purposes. 

426* The Officer-in-Charge may give him leave for not more 
Jhan one hour, for special reasons, in his discretion. 

42*7. An assistant shall take the place of the Master- at- Arms 
during his absence. 


428. Upon the call to any formation, Cadets shall assemble and 
fall in at the place designated, quietly and promptly. 
429* All formations shall be of a strictly military character. 

430. Formations for drills and meals shall take place, when 
the weather permits, on the pavement in front of the new quarters, 
the right of the battalion near the steps ; at other times in the 
lower hall. 

431. Prayers shall always be said inside the building. 

432. Section formations shall take place in the halls of the new 
quarters, or on the pavement in front of the old quarters, as may 
be directed. 

433. All cases of absence from any formation or other duty 
fchall be reported. The reporting officer shall have no discretion 
in accepting excuses for absence. 

434. At all formations, the order " Fall in !" shall be given three 
minutes after the call, and the order " Front !" one minute later. 
The Officer of the Day shall give the orders at section formations, 
and the Cadet Lieutenant-Commander at other formations. 

435. During the reading of the conduct report, the divisions 
shall be brought to " parade rest." 

436. At all formations, squad and divisional commanders 
shall note the dress of Cadets, and report all irregularities. 


437. The Cadet whose name stands first on the list of a section 
shall be the leader, unless otherwise ordered, and the next one 
shall be the second leader. 

438. The section leader shall be responsible for, and report, all 
irregularities in dress or conduct. 

439. At the given signal, the leader shall form his section, at 
the appointed place, in two ranks, in the order in which they stand 
on the list from right to left. 


1 1O. At the command, he shall call the roll of his section, and 
shall report all absentees to the Officer of the Day. 

441* The second leader, whose station at the formation shall 
be two paces in rear of the centre of the section, shall assist in pre- 
serving order in his section. 

442. The leader shall march his section into the section room, 
preserving strict military discipline and silence, the second leader 
taking his station as guide. 

443. After the section has entered the section room, the leader 
shall give the order " Seats !" and report absentees to the Instructor. 
When dismissed by the Instructor, at the close of a recitation, the 
leader shall give the order " Rise !" and " March out !" He shall 
then form his section as before, and march to the place designated 
for its dismissal, where he shall break ranks. 

444. Sections shall always be marched in quick time ; a section 
of eight, or more, in column of fours, and one of less than eight, in 
column of twos. 

445. The section leader, and second leader shall bring to all for- 
mations and recitations of their section, a list of the names in the 
order of the published section arrangement. 

446. In the absence of the leader, the second leader shall take 
charge, and so on, the next on the list acting as second leader. 


447. Cadets when reciting shall stand at attention or parade 
rest, modified as circumstances may require. 

448. They shall rise without special order when the Superin- 
tendent or the Commandant of Cadets enters the room. 

449. No Cadet shall go to his quarters during the recitation of 
his section unless ordered to his room by the Instructor, or by some 
other competent officer, or unless compelled by sickness, in which 
case he shall report immediately to the Officer-in-Charge. 

450. No Cadet shall leave the section-room without the per- 
mission of the Instructor, nor shall he ask for permission except in a 
case of necessity. 

451. Cadets permitted to leave the section-room shall return as 
soon as possible, and a longer absence than ten minutes shall be 
reported by the Instructor to the Commandant of Cadets. 

452. Cadets shall not enter section-rooms, out of recitation- 
hours, except on duty, or after receiving special permission. 


453. No Cadet except the section leader and second leader shall 
bring a text-book to the formation or section-room, unless specially 
ordered by the Instructor. Section leaders shall be responsible for 
the enforcement of this rule. 


454. Delinquencies shall be reported by the officers responsible 
for the conduct of the Cadets. 

455. Delinquencies at recitation, or at any other time within 
the knowledge of Heads of Departments or their assistants, shall 
be reported promptly, in writing, to the Commandant of Cadets 
through the Officer-in-Charge. 

456. Cadet-Officers and petty officers shall forward daily to the 
Lieutenants of their respective divisions an abstract of all offenses 
occurring in their respective commands during the day. Cadet- 
Lieutenants shall prepare their divisional abstracts and deliver 
them to the Cadet- Lieutenant-Commander by 8 p. m., and he shall 
immediately examine and deliver them to the Officer-in-Charge. 

457. Reports of irregularity, inefficiency, carelessness in the per- 
formance of duty, neglect or disobedience, shall specify in what the 
irregularity consisted, as laid down in the misdemeanor-book. 

458. Every morning, except Sundays and holidays, the conduct- 
reports of the preceding day shall be published, and they shall be 
posted during the day. 

459. Excuses shall be deposited in the boxes provided for that 
purpose, by 8.30 a. m. of the day following that on which the re- 
port is published. 

460. No excuse shall be received after that hour unless sickness, 
or some other unavoidable cause which must be stated in the excuse, 
shall have prevented, in which case it shall be sent in without 

461. Form of Excuse. 

Date, (of writing excuse.) 
Report : A. B. absent from parade. 

Excuse : I was on the sick-list, (or any other cause, as the case 
may be.) 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. B. (Signature.) 
U. S. N., 
Commandant of Cadets, 

U. S. Naval Academy. 


462. Excuses shall bo carefully written, without interlineation 
or blot, on a half-sheet or sheet of note-paper, as may be necessary, 
and shall be confined to a brief and respectful statement of facts. 
They shall be folded once, leugthwiss, and indorsed as follows: 

Excuse of 

A. B. ( class.) 

Reported by 

(Name of reportiug-officer.) 
(Date of daily conduct-report in which offense appears.) 

463. All reports of absence from recitations, drills, or any other 
duty, or of absence .from quarters at night, must be explained by a 
written statement, whether an excuse is offered or not. 

464. Appeals for reconsideration of excuses will not be enter- 
tained after the expiration of two weeks from the date of the offense, 
except in cases where it was impossible to apply within that time. 


465. During the Academic year leave of absence shall not be 
granted by the Superintendent to any Cadet without the express 
sanction of the Secretary of the Navy, except in cases of urgent 

466. The Superintendent may grant leave of absence to the 
Second Class after the June examination. 

467. Applications from Cadets for leave of absence on account 
of ill health shall be accompanied by a certificate of the Senior 
Medical Officer present. 

468. When a Cadet absent on leave is prevented by ill health 
from returning to the Academy, he must, on the first day of each 
month, transmit a certificate of the state of his health to the Super- 
intendent, which shall be signed by a medical officer of the Navy 
when practicable, but should there be none in the vicinity a resi- 
dent physician of the place must sign the same, whose standing 
must be attested by a magistrate or some person known to the 
authorities of the Academy. 

469. Cadets obtaining leave of absence shall report to the Super- 
intendent their intended place of residence, and any changes, as 
they may occur. 


470. Liberty to go beyond the Academic limits shall only be 
granted on Saturdays and on holidays, and shall end at evening 


parade unless otherwise ordered ; and it shall not extend beyond 
the immediate vicinity of Annapolis. 

471. The First Class of Cadet-Midshipmen and the First Class of 
Cadet -Engineers, and not more than one-fourth of the three lower, may go on liberty at the same time ; but only when deserv- 
ing the privilege by good conduct. 

472. A list of Cadets allowed to go on liberty shall be prepared 
under the direction of the Commandant of Cadets, and read out at 
dinner-formation on Saturday. 

473. Cadets whose names have been read out at dinner-forma- 
tion to go on liberty shall report themselves, on leaving the Aca- 
demic limits, to the Officer of the Day, who shall be furnished with 
a correct list; and on returning they shall report themselves both 
to the Officer of the Day and to the Officer-iii-Charge. 

474. Cadets whose names have not been thus read out, but who 
have received the Superintendent's verbal permission to go on 
liberty, shall report to the Officer of the Day and the Officer-in- 
Charge, both going and returning. 

475. Cadets receiving the Superintendent's written or verbal 
permission to go on liberty at any other time, shall report the fact, 
together with the limits of the time, both to the Officer-in-Charge 
and the Officer of the D:iy ; and at the expiration of the time they 
shall report themselves to both these officers, whether they availed 
themselves of the permission or not, and make a statement accord- 

476. Cadets shall not be excused from recitations or exercises 
or from any other duty for the purpose of seeing their friends. 


477. The Superintendent shall allow such amusements, from 
time to time, as he may think proper. 

478. Cadets may be allowed to form boat-clubs and base-ball 
clubs, under such regulations as the Superintendent may establish. 

479. The boat-flag shall be presented to the winning crew at 
the June regatta, and the names of the crew shall be inscribed on 
the staff. 

480. Cadets' hops shall begin at 7.30 p. m. and end at 10 p. m., 
unless otherwise specially ordered upon rare oceasions by theSuper- 

ntendent. At the latter hour the band shall cease playing, the 
lights shall be turned out, and the gymasium shall be cleared. 


481. Cadets shall be allowed to escort ladies to and from hops, 
but they shall not go beyond the Academic limits for this purpose. 
They shall not enter any house on returning, and shall be in their 
rooms before taps. 


482. Cadets shall, at the fire-alarm, proceed to their stations as 
designated in the fire-bill. 

483. The Marines shall ge.t under arms and be posted as cir- 
cumstances may require. 

484. Exercise at fire-quarters shall take place at such time as 
the Commandant of Cadets may direct. 

485. In exercising with the fire-apparatus, the Cadets shall be 
organized in guns' crews. 


486. The barber's shop shall be open daily, (Sundays excepted,) 
from 8 a. m. till 1 p. m., and from 2 p. m. till 5 p. m., for hair- 
dressing, hair-cutting, shampooing, and shaving. 

487. Cadets shall obtain permission of the Officer-in-Charge 
before visiting the barber's shop, and not more than four Cadets 
shall be allowed in the shop at the same time. 

488. Regular days shall be assigned for each class, and members 
of one class shall not go to the shop on the days assigned to another 
class, without special permission from the Commandant of Cadets. 


489. Cadets shall bathe at least once a week, and shall check 
each batli in the bath-book. 

490. Cadets who take extra baths shall pay the barber six cents 
for each one when his towels and soap are used. 

491. Loitering and disorderly conduct in the bath-rooms or 
basement are forbidden. 

492. After bathing, the soap shall be put away and the water 
let off. 

493. Servants in charge of the bath-rooms shall always be in 
readiness to attend bathers. 



494. The boats of the Academy and their fittings are under the 
immediate control of the Commandant of Cadets, and they shall not 
be used without his knowledge and consent. 

495. An officer shall be detailed to take charge of the boats, 
and he shall have sails and oars put away or secured when the 
boats are returned, and report their return and condition to the 
Commandant of Cadets. 

496. Each boat shall have her recall painted on the stern-board, 
and the Cadet in charge shall never go out of signal distance of 
the flag-ship without express permission. A lookout shall be kept 
for the recall from the flag-ship, and when it is seen, the boat shall 
be brought at once to the wharf. 

497. The Quartermaster in charge of the recalls shall hold 
himself in readiness to signal, keeping a special lookout for acci- 
dents whenever the boats are out. 

498. The steam-launch shall be kept in readiness whenever 
Cadets may be sailing, and shall not be used for other purposes 
during the time they are out ; in case of accident, it shall be sent 
out without delay. 

499. The boats or their appurtenances shall not be loaned to any 
one not officially connected with the Academy, without the Super- 
intendent's authority. 


500. All regulations necessary for the police and discipline of 
the Academy, not inconsistent with the foregoing, will be estab- 
lished by the Superintendent. 


501. The Lieutenant Commander or Lieutenant detailed as the Assistant 
to the Commandant of Cadets, shall be charged with the administration of 
the Mess-Hall, Kitchen, and Laundry, in matters of discipline, cleanliness, 
and the care of the property there in use. He shall also be responsible for 
the efficient working of the Laundry. 

502. He shall inspect the quality and the preparation of the provisions, 
notify the Commissary of complaints in regard to the food, and, if necessary, 
bring them to the notice of the Commandant of Cadets. 




Absence from examination 122,124,125 

formation 433 

recitation, Mark to be given for 132 

Unauthorized 24 

rooms daring study-hours 312, 313 

theme-exercise 123 

Leave of. (See Leave.) 

of Commandant of Cadets 25 

Master-at-Arms 427 

Medical Officers 66 

Offi cer-in-Charge 365 

Officer of the Day 410 

Section-leader . 446 

Reports of 463 

Absent, Offenses committed while 195 

Absentees 440 

Academic Board, Adjournment of 33 

Committees of 37 

Duties of 31 

how composed 28 

may establish advanced courses 109 

Meetings of, when held 30 

Presiding officer of 29 

Proceedings confidential 35 

Quorum 30 

Reports from 29 

Rules of proceedings 32 

Secretary of 34 

to determine time for examining absentees 125 

Calendar 36,89-91,159 

limits 292 

Bringing articles forbidden within 169 

Fire-arms forbidden within 189,294 

Going beyond, without permisssion 169 

No disturbance within 294 

No improper person to be brought within 190 

terms and year 89, 90 



Account, Mess, Absentees to receive credit on 336 

Accounts of Cadets, Monthly statement of 71 

Commissary 82, 84 

laborers and mechanics 72 

prepared by Senior Aid 26 

Storekeeper's 78 

Addressing officers about marks 239 

reports 240 

Commandant of Cadets 235 

Superintendent 231,232 

Adjutant 166 

Admission 92-101 

Deposit at 101 

Examinations for, Committee to conduct 37 

Regulations governing 31, 36, 94-98 

Oath taken at 101 

Traveling-expenses of candidates for 100 

Advanced courses 109 

final multiple of a Cadet 149 

Age of candidates 94-96 

Algebra.. 106 

Alphabetically, Cadets with same average arranged 140 

Analytical Geometry 106 

Amusements 477 

Anchor to be worn on collar 210 

Annual examination, Absence from 125 

Dress-parade during t 115 

Length of 117 

papers, how marked 119 

Preliminary report of 

Programme for 37 

Time 112 

witnessed by Board of Visitors 116 

Annual Register 36,158,159 

Examination-papers for .*%, 

Answering for another at roll-call - 188 

questions put by superior officer 196 

Apparatus, Inventory of. 41 

Appeals for reconsideration of excuses 464 

Applications for repairs 

for leave from Cadets 467 

Officers 59 

Applied Mathematics 

Arrangement of daily conduct report 369 

merit-rolls 145 

rooms 301 

rections... 40,104 



Articles for the better government of the Navy to be read 226 

supplied to Cadets from store 79 

Artillery drills, Organization of 162 

Assignment of section -rooms 36 

Assistance, receiving unauthorized 133, 169 

Associations, No Cadet to join 186 

Astronomy 106 

Attendants not to be sent out by Cadets 319 

Audit of Commissary's accounts 82 

Average, Cadets having same, how arranged 140 

how computed - 137 

Averages, Weekly, how recorded 138 


Backgammon forbidden 169 

Badges, Cadet-Officers' 209 

Distinguished Cadets' 211 

Barber's bills, how charged 68 

shop 486-488 

Barometer to be recorded 372,380 

Baseball-clubs 478 

Bathing 489,492 

Bathing rooms, Conduct in 491 

Keys of - 417 

Servants in 493 

Baths, Extra 490 

Battalion-organization, Cadet Lieutenant-Commander at 165 

Beards forbidden 212 

Beds, Sitting on, forbidden 306 

Bell, Working 413 

Bills, Cadets' 68 

Board, Academic. (See Academic Board.) 

for examination of clothing 79,80 

of Visitors - 116 

Boat clubs 478 

flag 479 

house, Shell 299 

Boats not to be loaned ^ 499 

Officer in charge of 495 

Taking out 496 

under control of Commandant of Cadets 494 

Boisterous conduct forbidden 320 

Books, Abstraction or mutilation of 280 

for library, List of 48 

kept by Commissary 84 

Text, not to be brought into section- room 453 

sold 193. 




Books, Text, Notice to Store-keeper ab >ut 

prescribed by Academic Board 

Bowling-alley 281 

Boxing 3C6 

Branches of study 1 C5 

Breach of confinement 183 

Bugle sounds call to studies 223 

Buglers, Inspection of 380 

Notice to 413 

Buildings, Charge of 26,291 


Cadet-Lieutenants to report delinquencies 45g 

Lieutenant-Commander, Duties cf 165,456 

Officers, Appointment of 160 

Badges of 209 

to report delinquencies 322, 456 

Cadet-organization 160-167 

rank, Reduction of 175 

Cadets' quarters 301-32L 

rooms, Arrangement of 301 

Entering, during study -hours 321 

Calendar, Academic. (See Academic Calendar.) 

Call to studies 223 

Candidates, Circulars to 36,97 

Examination of 92-99 

Expenses of .. 100 

Re-examination of 

Cap-covers, when worn 2C4 

Captain of watch 419-422 

Cards forbidden 169 

Certificate of illness 468 

Certificates giving 10 

Chairs not to be moved back at meals till order 328 

in rooms 305 

Change of rooms 319 

Chapel, Behavior in 169,246 

Restrictions on attending evening service in 249 

Service in 245-249 

Chaplain to say prayers 244 

Chemistry 106 

Chess forbidden 169 

Children forbidden to go into public buildings 297 

Choir, Inspection of 247 

Church-parties. (See Parties.) 

Circulars to candidates 36,97 

Class-reports, Monthly 43,86,104 



Class-reports, Term and year 45, 46, 86, 104 

Classification of Cadets 102-104 

in sections 104 

Clock-tower 416,417 

Clothes, Wash 317 

Clothing, Citizens', turned in 215 

to be marked ". 206 

procured by Store-keeper 74 

compared with patterns 79 

Clubs, Boat and base-ball 478 

Coal 422 

Coat, Undress, when buttoned 203 

Colors of flag-staff 361 

Combinations forbidden 187 

Commandant of Cadets, Absence of 25 

Duties of 18-24 

Official intercourse with 235 

Rank of 17 

To command practice-ships 154 

Commissary 68,81-84 

Committee in charge of library 266,267 

to conduct examination for admission 37 

Communications to Navy Department ju* 230 

Unauthorized 11, 169 

Written, to Superintendent 233 

Company, Color 1(57 

Drill, Organization for 162 

Compensation for tuition, No person to receive 12 

Competitive company-drill 114 

examination for admission 93 

Complaints against employes by Cadets, Low made 234 

as to provisions 337 

made to officers 237 

Conduct 168-197 

at meals 333 

at store 290 

record , No person to have access to 22 

report, daily, Arrangement of .~ 369 

copying and posting 369,380 

to be published 435,458 

submitted and entered 22 

Confinement, Breach of 183 

Cases of, entered in journal 372 

in quarters 175 

Length of 181 

on board the Santee 379 

Refusing to take another Cadet into 169 



Confinement, Restrictions under 180 

under guard 175 

Conversation, Superintendent of Floor not to hold 398 

with officers about reports 240 

Copying from another Cadet 133. 169 

Correspondence, Unauthorized 11, 169 

Corridors, Conduct in 320 

Lighting of 416 

Course of instruction 105-107 

prescribed by Academic Board 31 

Coventry 175,179 

Coverlets to conform to pattern 305 

Curtains forbidden 303 

Custody of Cadets in guard-house 373 

Daily conduct-report. (See Conduct-report.) 

routine 216 

Dancing 106 

for Fourth Class 284 

other classes 285 

Dancing-lessons attended by Officer-in-Charge 360 

Debts forbidden 185 

Defacing journal 374 

public property 390 

Defaming another Cadet 169 

Deficiency, how determined 131 

reports 5,6,31,37 

Deficient Cadets, Names of, on merit-rolls 145 

not to remain at Academy 31 

Recommendation sas to 31 

Report to parents of - 

Delinquencies at recitation 455 

Daily report of 219 

reported by Cadet-Officers "% 4i6 

Superintendents of Floors 387 

reporting 454 

Dements, Limit of 173 

number given for each offense 174 

record of misconduct 171 

Removal of 173 

Reportsof 4,5,23 

Departments 105 

Deposit of Cadets on admission 101 

Deprivation of leave 175 

recreati m 175 

Length of 181 



Deprivation of recreation, Restrictions under 182 

Descriptive geometry 106 

Designing of machinery 106 

Detail for Officer of Day 362 

of daily duty 220 

of officers for practice-cruise 156 

of sections 53 

Detailed for other than regular duty, Instructors 58 

Detention of sections after time 57 

Directions to sections, when given 56 

Disability, Feigning 169 

Dismissal of Cadets from examination-room 127 

sections 56 

Dismissals 169 

Secretary to inform Heads of Departments of 88 

to be entered in journal 372 

to be read out at parade 355 

Disobedience 169 

Dispensary, Hours for visiting 236 

Regulations of 65 

Disqualifications of Cadets, Physical or mental 64 

Distinguished Cadets, Badges of 150,211 

Disturbances forbidden 294 

Divine service 244-252 

Divisions, artillery exercise 162 

great-gun exercise 161 

infantry drill .' 162 

Doors to be locked 414 

Drawing 106 

Dress, Full :... 198,201 

No part of one, to be worn with another 207 

parade during annual examination 115 

Uniform for 201 

When held 225 

Working... 200,202 

Dressing-gowns 214 

Drill, Competitive company 114 

Extra 175 

Knives worn at seamanship 213 

not attended by Cadets under confinement 180 

Officer of Day 366 

Suspension of 91,120,229 

When to take place 224 

Drills, Charge of 19 

to be entered in journal 372 

Drummer notified to sound calls 413 



Duties, Extra 175 

Duty not to be performed by Cadets under suxpenhion 179 

Dynamics 106 


Elective courses 1 09 

Marks in 142 

Elementary branches, Cadets subject to examination in, at all times 129 

Embarkation of Cadets for practice-cruise 153 

Employ6s in hospital 265 

Engineers, Cadet, Corps-badge of 210 

Practice-cruise 155 

English studies 106 

Entering Cadets' rooms during study-hours 32 L 

unoccupied rooms, forbidden 319 

Entertainments, Cadets under suspension not allowed at 179 

Dress to be worn at 201 

in rooms forbidden 191 

Entrance, Main, to be used by Cadets 314 

Examination for admission 92-99 

Committee to conduct 37 

Regulations prepared for 31,36 

papers, language and spelling to be marked 141 

two Instructors to mark 119 

physical, for passing to higher grades 128 

of candidates 98 

questions, for Register 47 

rooms, Dismissal of Cadets from 127 

Leaving before completion of work 126 

Examinations 110-129 

Absence from 122,124,125 

Annual. (See Annual Examinations.) 

in elementary branches held at any time 129 

Length of 117 

Monthly. (See Monthly Examinations.) 

on completed work T Ill 

uncompleted work Ill, 113 

regulated by Academic Board 

Semi-annual. (See Semi-annual Examinations.) 
Semi-monthly. (See Semi-monthly Examinations.) 

to be entered in journal 372 

written and oral, Directions about 118 

Exchanging books or articles 193 

Excuse, Cadets allowed to make 178 

Excused Cadets to report at sick-call 257 

from recitation, Cadets 258 

to see friends, No Cadets 476 

i L 


Excused lit 62,255 

What Cadets are 254-256 

Excuses, Acceptance of 433 

and reports, when prepared 370 

Form of 461,462 

Reconsideration of 4(J4 

Time and place of handing in 459,460 

Exercise in gymnasium I 283 

Organization for great-gun 161 

Infantry and Artillery 162 

Naval Tactics 164 

Seamanship 163 

Exercises, Academic, suspended at examinations 120 

on holidays 91 

other times 229 

Expenses of candidates 100 

Explanation of absence 463 

Extra drills. (See Drills.) 
Extra meals. (See Meals.) 


Fabrication of machinery 106 

Families of Officers to observe regulations 296 

Feigning illness or disability 63, 169 

Fencing 106 

Final average, how computed 137 

Fire alarm 482 

department, Charge of 18 

Inspection to guard against 351 

lanterns 418 

organization 18,485 

plugs, Keys of 417 

quarters, Exercise at 484, 485 

Fire-arms and fire-works not to be discharged 189, 294 

Fires, Laundry and kitchen, extinguished 415 

First Class 103 

term, examinations Ill 

Extent of 89,90 

year's course 107 

Flag, Boat 479 

Prize-company 114, 167 

Flag-ship, guide in hoisting colors 361 

Lookout from 496 

Flag-staff, Colors of. (See Colors.) 

Foils, Breaking 286 

Food and furniture net to be brought into mess-hall 334 

taken from mess-hall 333 



Form of excuse. (See Excuse.) 

Formations 428, 436 

general, Cadet Lieutenant-Commander at 165 

Position of Adjutant at 166 

Conduct at 436 

for drills and meals 430 

Keeping order at 396 

Military character of 429 

No text-books at 453 

Officer-in-Charge at 346 

of the Day at 366 

Orders at 434 

Orders read at 356 

Section-leader at 439,440 

Superintendent of Floor at 396 

Fourth Class 103 

French 106 

Furniture and food in mess-hall. (See Food.) 

Furniture, Responsibility for, in rooms 404 


Games of chance forbidden 16g 

Gas in rooms, Burning 308 

after taps 352 

Gate, upper, Cadets to use 300 

General passes not to be given 293 

Geometry 106 

Gestures, Using reproachful 169 

Government of Naval Academy 1-16 

Graduating merit -roll 6,146 

multiple 146 

Graduation, Physical examination prior to , 123 

Great-gun exercise. Organization. (See Exercise.) 

Practical instruction in 106 

Grounds _ 291-300 

Charge of 7 26,291 

Guard, Confinement under. (See Confinement.) 

duty 175 

houne not to be visited 238 

Responsibility of Cadets in 378 

Gunnery 106 

Duties of Head of Department of 50 

Gunpowder forbidden 189 

Gymnasium 281-286 

Dancing-exercise at. (See Dancing.) 

hours to be used 281, 283 

Officer-in-Charge at... 360 



Gymnasium parties ,. 380 

Restrictions of Fourth Class at 284 

Gymnastics 106 


Haircut short 212 

cutting 486 

Hands not to be carried in pockets 208 

Hazing 170 

Heads of Departments, duties 39-50 

present at oral examinations 118 

to make detail of sections 53 

History 106 

Holiday 91 

'Hops 480,481 

Officer-in-Charge at 360 

Hospital 253-265 

Attendants at 262, 265 

Patients in 262,264 

Regulations of 65 

Visiting 263 

Hotels, Not to visit 184 

Hours of recitation posted in rooms 309 

study. (See Study-hours.) 
Hygiene, Maintenance of 61 


Illness at other times than regular sick-call 259 

Feigning 169 

Inattention of servants. (See Servants.) 

Indulgences, Cadets under suspension not to apply for 179 

Infantry drill 162 

tactics 106 

Injury to public property 29^ 

Inspection, Battalion 34 

Choir 247 

Floor 380,385,387,388 

Mess-hall * 323,324 

of provisions - 325 

rooms 391-393 

servants 323 

Sunday 226,311 

Instruction, by whom given 40,51 

Course of 105-107 

Instructors, Applications of, for leave of absence 59 

as Officer-in-Charge 338 

Dismissal of Cadets from examination-room by 127 



Instructors, Dismissal of Cadets from section-room by 56 

Duties of 51-60 

not to hold communication with Cadets about marks 60 

to note daily marks 52 

ordered to extra duty 58 

responsible for order of sections 51 

to inform Cadets when zero is given 134 

to hear sections in rotation 53 

to mark examination-papers 119 

Instruments, Musical, when forbidden 319 

Insulting watchmen 169 

Intercourse, Official. (See Official Intercourse. ) 

Intermission, Marks not given during 136 

Intoxication 169 

Invalids in hospital 65 

Issue of articles to Cadets 76 


Jack-knives, when to be worn 213 

Journal, Contents of 372 

Defacing 374 

signed by Offi cer-in-Charge 358 

taken to Superintendent 380 


Keys, Charge of 417 


Lamps in yard 409 

Languages, Modern 1C6 

Launch, Steam 498 

Laundress's bills 68 

Law 106 

Leave, Deprivation of 175 

Leave of absence, Application for 59,467 

Residence during t. 469 

Return from 15 

Sickness during 468 

to Cadets not granted during session 465 

Leave of absence to Officers 14 

to Second Class 466 

Leaving examination -rooms 126 

mess-hall 329 

section-rooms 45L 

Length of course 107 

examinations 117 

service required 101 



Liberty at irregular times 475 

book, names in 371 

going on and returning from 473 

Limitations of 470,471 

list 380,472 

Verbal permission to go on 474, 475 

when granted 470 

Librarian, Duties of ." 268.270 

Library 266-280 

List of books wanted in 48 

Lieutenant-Commander, Cadet. Reports 456 

Lieutenants, Cadet. Reports 456 

Lights in rooms 308,352,380,385,405,416 

Limits. (See Academic limits.) 

Liquors forbidden 169 

Lookout for boats 496,497 


Mail, by whom distributed 400 

Main entrance. (See Entrance.) 

Marine engines 106 

Marines 18 

at fire-alarm.... 483 

Mark, Elective course 142 

of zero. (See Zero ) 

Marked, Clothing to be 206 

Marks 130-142 

Communication with Instructors about 60, 239 

given before first Monday 135 

not given during intermission 136 

noted by Instructors 52 

Scale of 130 

Weekly, for one recitation 139 

Master-at-Arms, Duties of 423-427 

Meals, Dress at 330 

Extra 335 

Officer-in-Charge at 322 

served in rooms 335 

Time allowed for 327 

Mechanical drawing 1C6 

Mechanics, branch of study 106 

Payment of 72 

Medical Board 64 

Officer 253-263 

Senior. (See Senior Medical Officer.) 

Officers all not to be absent 66 

stores, Charge of 61 



Mental examination of candidates 98 

Merit-rolls 143-150 

Arrangement of 144,145 

Class-reports used in preparing 46 

Contents of, for Navy Department 147 

Grading 146 

when and by whom made out 6, 38, 143 

Mess-account, Absentees who have credit on 336 

arrangements on practice-cruise 154 

hall 322-337 

Inspection of 323,324 

Leaving 329 

Persons not to be brought into 190 

table, Conductat 33L 

Messenger of Superintendent or Commandant of Cadets 242 

Midshipman, Cadet, Badge of 210 

Misbehavior, Attention of Cadets called to 197 

Misconduct, Demerits a record of 171 

Watchmen to report 412 

Misdemeanor-book 174 

to be used in reporting 457 

Missiles not to be thrown 294 

Modern languages 106 

Molesting Cadets of Fourth Class 17 

Money, Payment of, toCadets fi 9 

Monthly averages, how computed 137 


examinations, Absence from 124 

Length of 117 

Programme of 

to be written 118 

Mortar-practice 106 

Moustaches forbidden 212 

Multiple, Final, of Cadets advanced 149 

turned back v. 148 

Graduating 146 

Multiples, how determined 144 

Musical instruments, when forbidden 319 

Mutilation of books, Wilful 280 


Nails not to be driven in rooms 303 

Naval architecture 1^6 

tactics 1 6 

organization for drill , 161 

Navigation 1 6 



Navy Department, Communications to 230 

regulations to be observed 168 

Night-quarters 227 

Notices not to be posted in grounds 293 

Oak-leaves on collar, Cadet-engineers 210 

Oath taken at admission 101 

Obej', Failingto 163 

Obscene language 169 

Offenses reported by Superintendent of Floor 389 

Offenses to be reported to Superintendent 177 

Office of Commandant of Cadets not to be visited 238 

Officer-in-Charge 238 

Superintendent 232 

Officer-in-Charge 338-361 

Absence of 365 

Officers to act as 338,339 

old quarters, Duties of 360,361 

pass all orders 359 

Uniform of 342 

Officer of the Day 362-380 

relieved at examinations and lectures 121 

Officers, application for leave 59 

assigned to duty at Naval Academy 8 

Cadet 160 

Badges of 209 

reporting delinquencies 456 

detailed for practice-cruise 156 

quarters, Hours for visiting 236 

Official intercourse 230-243 

with Commandant of Cadets 235 

Superintendent 231, 232 

Official records kept by Secretary 86 

Oral examinations 118 

Order, Preservation of 380,392 

Orders at formations 380 

meals 327 

parade 356 

when official.... 241 

Ordnance and gunnery. (See Gunnery.) 

Instructions 106 

Organization, Cadet 160-167 

Outfit at graduation 70 

of Cadets at admission ] 01 

Overcoats and overshoes, when to be worn 204. 


Papers, Examination. (See Examination.) 

Parents, Notices to 4,7 

Parties, Church 250,251 

Pass-books 289 

Passes, by whom issued 375 

No general 298 

Patients in hospital 65,262,264 

Patterns, Articles to conform to.., 206 

Periods 216,221 

Periodicals taken by Cadets 192 

taken from library 277 

Permission to go on liberty, Verbal 474,475 

Physical examination. (See Examinations.) 

Physics 106 

Pictures not allowed 304 

Pistol-gallery 281 

Playing on musical instruments 319 

Pockets, Hands not in 208 

Police 18,21 

Postage -account of Cadets 68 

Practical exercises - 106 

Practice-cruise 151-157 

Prayers 244,431 

Preliminary reports of semi-annual and annual examinations 

Preparation of merit-rolls 38,46,143-150 

Presents, No person to receive 

Prevarication 169 

Prize-flag 167 

Profane language 169 

ProSciency, Minimum of 131 

Programmes of monthly examinations 49 

semi-annual and annual examinations 37 

semi-annual and annual examinations, when published 110, 112 

Property stolen in absence of Cadets t 424 

Provisions, Inspection of 325 

Provoking language 169 

Public correspondence, Secretary to file 87 

entertainments, No Cadet to attend 184 

property, Injury to 280,293 

Preservation of 395 

Responsibility for 26. 41, 405 

Publications, causing, All persons 11 

Cadets 169 

Punishmen, Demerits not a 171 

for offenses committed on leave ... 195 



Punibhinent, No, inflicted' withont Superintendent's order 177 

Studies not to be discontinued by Cadets under 180 

Punishment 175 

Quarters, at night 227 

Cadets , 301-321 

cleanliness of, Master- at- Arms responsible for parts of 423 

Confinement to 175 

Going to, during recitation . 449 

No person to be brought into 190 

Repairs of Officers' 27 

Questions, Examination, for Register 47 


Rain-coats 204 

Rank, Reduction of Cadet 175 

Recitation, Periods of 221 

Recitations, Daily, arranged by Academic Board : 108 

Delinquencies at 455 

not to be attended by Cadets under confinement 180 

Officer of Day not to attend 366 

Superintendent of Floor not to attend 397 

Suspension of 120,229 

Reconsideration of excuses 461 

Record of conduct, No person to have access to 22 

offenses and demerits 172 


Recreation, Deprivation of 175,181 

Re-examination of candidates prohibited 

Refusing to take another Cadet into confinement 169 

Regatta, June 479 

Register. (See Annual Register.) 

Regulations, examination for admission 31, 92-101 

Hospital 65 

Navy, to be observed 168 

Persons subject to 9 

for quarters, posted in rooms] 309 

Supplementary 500 

Violationsof 13,21 

Re-instatements, Secretary to inform Heads of Departments of 

"Relative-standing reports 4, 6, 31 

weight of branches 

marks 31 

Release of Cadets from confinement, put in journal 372 

Relief, Officer of Day to conduct 380 

Relieving Officer of Day and Superintendents of Floors for examination 121 



Religious services 244, 252 

Removal from service, only by Secretary of Navy I7fi 

of dements 173 

Repairs of buildings 20, 26, 27 

Reporting return from leave 15 

Report, Daily conduct, posted 458 

submitted and entered 22 

misconduct, All Officers to 13,21 

Reports. (See Table.) 

Academic Board - 29, 31 

Reports, Addressing officers about 240 

by whom made 454 

Class, separate for Cadet-Midshipmen and Cadet-Engineers 104 

of delinquencies 55,219 

of demerits 23 

Instructors', to be filed 357 

Monthly class 43 

must be specific 457 

of absence must be explained 463 

of persons unfitted for duty by illness 62 

Preliminary, semi-annual, and annual examinations. 44 

Scandalous or unusual 353 

of semi-monthly examinations 43 

of Term and year 45.46 

to be investigated 178 

to Navy De partment, made out by Secretary 87 

of unsatisfactory recitations 42 

separate, for Cadet-Midshipmen and Cadet- 
Engineers 104 

Reprimand, Public 175 

Reproachful language 169 

Requests made of Officers 237 

requiring immediate attention 370 

Requisitions, Cadets' 287,288 

of Heads of Departments, Yearly ^. 48 

Reserved pay 7. 70 

Residence of Cadets on leave ., 469 

Resignations, Secretary to inform Heads of Departments of 88 

Resignations to be entered in journal 372 

read at parade 355 

Responsibility, relieved from by reporting offender 196 

Restaurant, No Cadets to visit 184 

Restrictions of Fourth Class at gymnasium 282 

on Cadets on sick or excused list 260 

Reveille, Duties of Cadets at 218 

Rhetoric 106 

Ro'.l-call, Answering for another Cadet 188 



Roll-call at formations 440 

morning, Inspection at 380 

Rolls of the Academy 86 

Room, Entertainment and cooking forbidden in 191 

responsibility in 404, 406 

Rooms, Cadets' 301-321 

Arrangement of 301 

Dressing-gowns in 214 

Inspection of. (See Inspection.) 

Meals in 33-5 

Unauthorized articles in 302 

when visited by Officer of the Day 376 

Cadets to go to 384 

Unoccupied 319,394 

Routine, Changes in 217 

Daily 216 

duty of Officer of the Day 380 

Rugs, conform to pattern 305 

Salutations, Exchange of, in rooms 310, 349 

Salutes 243 

Scaleof marks 130 

Seamanship 106 

drill, Organization for 163 

Head of Department of, to assist Commandant of Cadets 50 

Seats at meals not to be changed 326 

Second Class 103 

leader 441 

term, extent of 89,90 

year's course 107 

Secretary, Duties of 85-88* 

Visiting office of 236 

of Academic Board 34= 

of the Navy, charge of Naval Academy 1 

Removal of Cadets ordered only by. 176- 

Section-arrangementg 104 

sent to Commandant of Cadets 40 

Section, Detention of, after time 57 

Section-formations, where held 432 

Section-leaders 437-446 

may bring text-books 453 

Section-rooms 447-453 

Assignment of 36 

Discipline of 54,443,455 

Heads of Departments shall visit 40 

Leaving 449,45ft 




Sell any articles, Cadets not to 193 

Semi-annual examinations, Absence from 125 

Duration of 117 

papers, how marked 119 

Preliminary report of 44 

Programme of 37 

Time of 110 

Semi-montLly examinations, Absence from 124 

Duration of 117 

Reports of 43 

to be written 118 

Senior Aid : 26,27 

Medical Officer. Duties of 61-66 

to conduct physical examinations 128 

Serious offenses 169 

Servants at mess-hall, Inspection of 323 

Inattention of 337 

not to be gent out by Cadets 319 

enter public buildings 297 

to obey regulations 296 

Service, Religious 244-252 

Shell-boat house 299 

Ship-building 106 

Shoes to be blacked, where put 318 

Sick Cadets 257 

Sick-call 259 

Sick-list 253,254 

Names removed from 258 

sent to Commandant of Cadets 62 

Sick-lists filed 357 

Sickness at other times than sick-call 259 

during leave 468 

Signals, Exercise in 106 

to be sounded 367 

Sitting at windows .T? 306 

up after taps 352 

Smoking forbidden 169,295 

Solitary confinement 175 

Spanish 106 

Specimen questions for Register 47 

Standing, Relative 4-6.3L 

Star, Cadets designated by 150, 21 1 

Statements, Making unauthorized 10 

Statics 106 

Stationery, Requisitions for 48 

Steam-Engineering 1(J6 



Steam-launch to be kept in readiness 498 

Stones not to be thrown 294 

Store 287-290 

Articles authorized in 75 

Hours for visiting. 236 

Store-keeper 74-78 

bills, how charged .* 68 

notice of text-books needed 48 

time when required to be at store 77 

Studies suspended 91, 120,229 

Study, Branches of 101 

hours, Absence from room during 312, 313 

Duration of 222 

Visiting during 312 

Periods of 221 

Sunday, Inspection of rooms 311 

parade 226 

Observance of 169,252 

Superintendent 2-7 

Addressing the 231 

All offenses reported to 177 

All punishments ordered by ; 1 77 

Superintendent of Floor or Building 381-401 

Reports of 380 

to be relieved for examinations 121 

to report absence from rooms 313 

rooms ^ 402-408 

Supplementary regulations 500 

Supplies, Bills for 73 

Surveying 106 

Suspension 175, 179 

Cases of, entered in journal 372 

of studies 91,120,229 

Sweeping rooms 406 

Swimming 106 


Table-cloths, conform to pattern 305 

Tactical instruction in charge of Commandant of Cadets 19 

Tactics, Infantry and Naval... 106 

Talking loud in rooms or corridors 320 

Taps, Inspection at 385 

Lights after 352 

Target-practice 1C6 

entered in journal 372 

Temperature of rooms 350 

Term class-reports 45 



Text-books not to be brought to formation 453 

not to be sold 193 

Notice to store-keeper of 48 

prescribed by Academic Board 31 

Themes, Exercises in 1 06 

to be made up 123 

Unauthorized assistance in preparing 133, 169 

Thermometer to be recorded 372, 380 

Third Class 103 

year's course 107 

Throwing from windows 306 

missiles 294 

Time-form to be posted 309 

Tobacco forbidden 169 

Traducing another Cadet ] 69 

Transoms 307 

Treasurer 67-73 

Treasurer's Office, Hours for visiting 236 

Tuition, No compensation for 12 

Turned back, Multiple of Cadets 148 


Unauthorized articles not allowed in rooms 302 

assistance 1 33, 169 

Uniform of Cadets 198-215 

Officer-in-Charge 342 

Officerof Day 363 

Superintendents of Floors 382 

Unsatisfactory recitations, Reports of 42, 104 


Verbal permission to go on liberty 474,475 

Vessels for practice-cruise 151 

Violations of regulations to be reported 13,21 

Visit Officers' quarters, No Cadet under suspension to .T. 179 

Visiting during study-hours 312,316 

on other floors 399 

Visitors, Board of 116 

to be received by Officer of the Day 364 

Visits of high officials entered in journal 372 


Warning-roll 228,380 

to deficient Cadets 5 

Washing, Clothes for 317 

of room .. 316 


Watch, Captain of. (See Captain.) 

Extra 175 

Watches, seamanship drill 163 

Watchmen 18,409-422 

Insulting or offering violence to 169 

under orders of Officer of the Day 368, 4 1 1 

Water-closets, Route to . 315 

Weekly averages, how recorded 138 

marks for single recitation, how computed 139 

reports, Instructors' - 52, 104 

Weight, Relative, of marks 31 

Whiskers forbidden 212 

White caps andtrowsers, when worn 205 

Windows, Sitting at 300 

Throwing from 306 

Wine forbidden 169 

Working-dress 200,202 

Workmen, Control of 26 

Written exercises, marking 141 

to be made up 123 

Yearly class-reports 45, 46 

Zero given as a mark 130, 132-134 

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