Daughter of IT. Stuart Siar
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
As 'AI'PKO'VED BY THE
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
January 1, 1876.
The following regulations will be obeyed by all persons connected
with the Naval Academy.
GEO. M. ROBESON,
Secretary of the Navy.
PART I. ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION.
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
PART II. INTERIOR DISCIPLINE.
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
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
PART I, ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION.
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
16. No officer of the Navy shall exercise authority at the Acad-
emy, unless subordinate to the Superintendent.
II. COMMANDANT OF CADETS.
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.
III. SENIOR AID.
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.
IV. ACADEMIC BOARD.
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-
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.
V. HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.
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.
VII. SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER.
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
X. THE COMMISSARIAT.
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
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
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.
XII. ACADEMIC YEAR.
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
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
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.
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION.
1O-5. The branches of study taught at the Academy shall be
grouped under the following departments :
2. Ordnance and Gunnery.
5. Astronomy and Navigation.
6. Physics and Chemistry.
7. English Studies, History, and Law.
8. Modern Languages.
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-
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
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-
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-
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-
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,
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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-
XIX. PRACTICE CRUISE.
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,
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
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.
U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY,
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."
C. R. P. RODGERS,
Rear- Admiral, Superintendent
PAKT II. INTERIOR DISCIPLINE.
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
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
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 ;
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-
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
UNIFORM OF CADETS.
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
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 :
ON WEEK DAYS.
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.
ON SUNDAY, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
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
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
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
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
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
XXXII. CADETS' QUARTERS.
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
Chairs, one for each occupant, placed beside the table when not
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 walls.be 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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
XXXV. OFFICER OF THE DAY.
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
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.
XXXVL SUPERINTENDENTS OF FLOORS OR BUILDINGS.
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
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
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.
XXXVII.-SUPERINTENDENTS OF ROOMS.
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
XXXVIII. WATCHMEN AXD MASTER-AT-ARMS.
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
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,
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
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
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.
XL. SECTION LEADERS.
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.
XLIL REPORT AND EXCUSES.
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
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:
A. B. ( class.)
(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.
XLIIL LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
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
clasg.es, 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
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.
XLVIL BARBER'S SHOP.
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.
XL VIII. BATHING ROOMS.
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
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-
L. SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS.
500. All regulations necessary for the police and discipline of
the Academy, not inconsistent with the foregoing, will be estab-
lished by the Superintendent.
ASSISTANT TO THE COMMANDANT OF CADETS.
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
recitation, Mark to be given for 132
rooms daring study-hours 312, 313
Leave of. (See Leave.)
of Commandant of Cadets 25
Medical Officers 66
Offi cer-in-Charge 365
Officer of the Day 410
Section-leader . 446
Reports of 463
Absent, Offenses committed while 195
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
Reports from 29
Rules of proceedings 32
Secretary of 34
to determine time for examining absentees 125
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
Addressing officers about marks 239
Commandant of Cadets 235
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
Alphabetically, Cadets with same average arranged 140
Analytical Geometry 106
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
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
Arrangement of daily conduct report 369
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
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
Barometer to be recorded 372,380
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
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
Books, Text, Notice to Store-keeper ab >ut
prescribed by Academic Board
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Coverlets to conform to pattern 305
Curtains forbidden 303
Custody of Cadets in guard-house 373
Daily conduct-report. (See Conduct-report.)
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
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
Dements, Limit of 173
number given for each offense 174
record of misconduct 171
Removal of 173
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
Secretary to inform Heads of Departments of 88
to be entered in journal 372
to be read out at parade 355
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
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
Drill, Competitive company 114
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
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
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
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
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
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
Final average, how computed 137
Fire alarm 482
department, Charge of 18
Inspection to guard against 351
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
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
Gestures, Using reproachful 169
Government of Naval Academy 1-16
Graduating merit -roll 6,146
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.)
houne not to be visited 238
Responsibility of Cadets in 378
Duties of Head of Department of 50
Gunpowder forbidden 189
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
Haircut short 212
Hands not to be carried in pockets 208
Heads of Departments, duties 39-50
present at oral examinations 118
to make detail of sections 53
Officer-in-Charge at 360
Attendants at 262, 265
Patients in 262,264
Regulations of 65
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
Inattention of servants. (See Servants.)
Indulgences, Cadets under suspension not to apply for 179
Infantry drill 162
Injury to public property 29^
Inspection, Battalion 34
Mess-hall * 323,324
of provisions - 325
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
Invalids in hospital 65
Issue of articles to Cadets 76
Jack-knives, when to be worn 213
Journal, Contents of 372
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
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
Length of course 107
service required 101
Liberty at irregular times 475
book, names in 371
going on and returning from 473
Limitations of 470,471
Verbal permission to go on 474, 475
when granted 470
Librarian, Duties of ." 268.270
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
at fire-alarm.... 483
Mark, Elective course 142
of zero. (See Zero )
Marked, Clothing to be 206
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
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
Senior. (See Senior Medical Officer.)
Officers all not to be absent 66
stores, Charge of 61
Mental examination of candidates 98
Arrangement of 144,145
Class-reports used in preparing 46
Contents of, for Navy Department 147
when and by whom made out 6, 38, 143
Mess-account, Absentees who have credit on 336
arrangements on practice-cruise 154
Inspection of 323,324
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
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
to be written 118
Moustaches forbidden 212
Multiple, Final, of Cadets advanced 149
turned back v. 148
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
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
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
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
when official.... 241
Ordnance and gunnery. (See Gunnery.)
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
Passes, by whom issued 375
No general 298
Patients in hospital 65,262,264
Patterns, Articles to conform to.., 206
Periodicals taken by Cadets 192
taken from library 277
Permission to go on liberty, Verbal 474,475
Physical examination. (See Examinations.)
Pictures not allowed 304
Playing on musical instruments 319
Pockets, Hands not in 208
Postage -account of Cadets 68
Practical exercises - 106
Preliminary reports of semi-annual and annual examinations
Preparation of merit-rolls 38,46,143-150
Presents, No person to receive
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
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
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
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
Navy, to be observed 168
Persons subject to 9
for quarters, posted in rooms] 309
Re-instatements, Secretary to inform Heads of Departments of
"Relative-standing reports 4, 6, 31
weight of branches
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-
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
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
Routine, Changes in 217
duty of Officer of the Day 380
Rugs, conform to pattern 305
Salutations, Exchange of, in rooms 310, 349
Scaleof marks 130
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
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-
sent to Commandant of Cadets 40
Section, Detention of, after time 57
Section-formations, where held 432
may bring text-books 453
Assignment of 36
Discipline of 54,443,455
Heads of Departments shall visit 40
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
Shoes to be blacked, where put 318
Sick Cadets 257
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
Specimen questions for Register 47
Standing, Relative 4-6.3L
Star, Cadets designated by 150, 21 1
Statements, Making unauthorized 10
Stationery, Requisitions for 48
Steam-launch to be kept in readiness 498
Stones not to be thrown 294
Articles authorized in 75
Hours for visiting. 236
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
Observance of 169,252
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
Suspension 175, 179
Cases of, entered in journal 372
of studies 91,120,229
Sweeping rooms 406
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
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
Time-form to be posted 309
Tobacco forbidden 169
Traducing another Cadet ] 69
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
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
to deficient Cadets 5
Washing, Clothes for 317
of room .. 316
Watch, Captain of. (See Captain.)
Watches, seamanship drill 163
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
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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