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1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colty auto. Launched *BARRY-D., 420; speed, 28.12 knots, October, 1888.

armament same as Bainbridge. Launched TOPEKA-D., 2, 255; _speed, 16 knots; March, 1902. armament, 64-in, R. F.; 6 3-pdr., 2. 1- •CHAUNCEY-D.,

speed, 28.64 pdr. R. F.; 1 Colt. Purchased. Launched knots; armament same Bainbridge 1881.

Launched October, 1901. YORKTOWN-D., 1,740; speed, 16.14 *DALE-D., 420; speed, 28.10 knots: knots; armament, 6 k-in. B. L R.; 2 3- armament same as Bainbridge. Launched pdr, and 4 l-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched July, 1900 April, 1888.

*DECATUR-Same as Dale, Launched No. 16-Authorized by act of May 4, September, 1900. 1898, but never designed.

*HOPKINS-D., 408; speed, 29.02 knots; Light Draft Gunboats.

armament same as Bainbridge. Launched

April, 1902. *HELENA-D., 1,392; speed, 15.5 knots;

HULL-D., 408; speed, 28.03 knots; armament, 8 4-in., 4 6-pdr. R. F., 4 1pdr. R. F., 2 Colts. Launched January,

armament same. as Bainbridge. Launched

June, 1902. 1896.

*LAWRENCE-D., *NASHVILLE-D., 1,371; speed, 16.30

446; speed, 28.40

knots; armament same as knots; armament, 8 4-m., 4 6-pdr. R. F.;


Launched November, 1900. 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched Octo

*MACDONOUGH-D., 430; speed, 28.03 ber, 1895.

knots; armament same

as *WILMINGTON-D., 1,392; speed, 15.08


Launched December, 1900. knots; armament, 8 4-in. R. 7. G.; 46

*PAUL JONES--D., 482; speed, 28.91 pdr., 4 l-pdr. R. F.; 4 Colts. Launched

knots; armament same as October, 1895.


Launched June, 1902. Unarmored Composite Gunboats. *PERRY-D., 482; speed, 28.32 knots; *ANNAPOLIS-D., 1,060; speed, 13.17

armament same as Bainbridge. Launched knots; armament, 8' 4-in., '4 6-pdr., 21- October, 1900, pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched December,

PREBLE-D., 482; speed, 28.03 knots; 1896.

armament same as Bainbridge. Launched DUBUQUE-D., 1,085; speed, 12.90

March, 1901.

STEWART-D., armament, 6 4in. R. F. G.; 4 6-pdr., 2

speed, 29.69 Launched August,

knots; 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts.

armament same as Bainbridge. 1904.

Launched May, 1902. 4MARIETTA-D., 1,018; speed, 13.02



speed, 29.58 knots; armament same


knots; armament, 2 3-in. R. F. and 6 6Launched March, 1897.

pdr.; 2 long 18-in. Whitehead torpedo 4 NEWPORT-D., 1,028; speed, 12.23 tubes. Launched August, 1901. knots; - armament

-WHIPPLE-D., same as Annapolis.

433; speed, 28.24

knots; armament same Latched December, 1896.

as Truxtun. PADUCAH-D., 1,085; speed, 12 knots;

Launched August, 1901. armament same as Dubuque. Launched

4 WORDEN-D., 433; speed, 29.86 knots.

armament October, 1904.

Truxtun. Launched *PRINCETON-D., 1,103; speed, 10.64

August, 1901. knots; armament same

Annapolis. Torpedo Boats (all Twin Screws). La mched June, 1897. 4VICKSBURG-D., 1,014; speed, 12.71

BAGLEY-D., 175; speed, 29.15 knots; knots; armament same

Annapolis. armament, 3 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. WhiteLaunched December, 1896.

head torpedo tubes. Launched September, 4WHEELINGD., 1,029; speed, 12.88

1900. knots; armament

BAILEY-D., 280; speed, 30.198 knots; same

Annapolis. Launched March, 1897.

armament, 4 6-pdr. R. F. ; 2 18-in. White

head torpedo tubes. Unarmored Vessels-Special Class,

Launched December,

1899. DOLPHIN-Dispatch boat; D., 1,486; BARNEY-D., 175; speed, 29.04 knots; speed, 15.5 knots; armament, 2 4-in. R. armament same as Bagley. Launched F. B. L. R.; 3 6-pdr., 4 3-pdr. R. F.; 2 July 1, 1900. Colts. Launched April, 1884,

BIDDLE-D., 175; speed, 28.57 knots; * VESUVIUS-Dynamite cruiser; D., 929; armament same as Bagley. Launched speed, 21.42 knots; armament, 3 3-pdr. May, 1901. R. F.; 5 T. Launched April, 1888.

BLAKELEY-D., 196; speed, 25.58 SEVERN-Training ship (sailing); D., knots; armament same

Bagley. 1,175; armament, 64-in., 4 6-pdr. and 2 Launched November, 1900. 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched June, CUSHING-D. 105; speed, 22.5 knots; 1899.

armament same as Bagley. Launched CUMBERLAND-Steel training ship January, 1890. (sailing); D., 1,800; armament sanie as DAHLGREN-D., 146.4; speed, 30 Severn. Launchel August, 1904.

knots; armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. INTREPID-Training ship (sailing); Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched May, same as Cumberland, Launched October, 1898. 1904.

DAVIS--D., 154; speed, 23.41 knots; BOXER-Wooden training ship (sail- armament, 3 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in, Whiteing); D., 345; no armament. Launched head torpedo tubes. Launches June, 1898. October, 1904.

DE LONG-D., 196; speed, 25.52 knots; Torpedo-Boat Destroyers.

armament same as Bagley. Launched No

vember, 1900. *BAINBRIDGE-D., 420; speed, 28.45 DU PONT-D., 165; speed, 28.58 knots; knots; armament, 2 long 18-in. Whitehead armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. Whitetorpedo tubes; 2 3-in. R. F.; 5 6-pdr. R. head torpedo tubes. Launched March, F. Launched August, 1901.









ERICSSON-D., 120; speed, 24 knots;

Submarine Boats, armament, 4 Fodr. R. F.; 3 18-in. White

ADDER-D., 122.55; speed, 7.8 knots; head torpedo tubes. Launched May, 1894.

1 T. Launched July, 190L FARRAGUT-D., 279; speed,


CUTTLEFISH -Launched September, knots: armament same as

Balley. 1906 Launched July, 1898

GRAMPUS-D., 125; speed, 7.6 knots; FOOTE-D., 142; speed, 24.534 knots; 1 T. Launched July, 1902. armament same as Bagley. Launched HOLLAND-D., 74; speed, 8 knots; 1 T. October, 1896.

Purchased April, 1900. FOX-D., 154; speed, 23.13 knots; MOCCASIND., 122.55; speed, 7.24 armament same

as Bagley. Launched knots; 1 T. Launched May, 1901. July, 1898.

OCTOPUS-launched October, 1906, GOLDSBOROUGH-D, 255; speed, 30 PIKE-D., 125; peed, 7.44 knots; i T. kots; armament same as Balley.

Launched May, 1901. Launched July, 1899.

PLUNGER-D., 122.50; speed,

7.27 GWIND.. 45.78; speed, 20.88 knots; knots; 1 T. Launched October, 1901.

POŘPOISE-D., armament, 11-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. White

122.55; speed,

7.12 head torpedo tubes. - Launched November,

knots; 1 T. Launched June, 1901. 1897,

SHARK--D., 122.55; speed, 7.28 knots; MACKENZIED., 65; speed, 20.11 knots;

1 T. Launched July, 1901.

TARANTULA-Building. Fore River armament same as Gwin. Launched Feb

Company ruary, 1898

VIPER-Building. Fore River Com M'KEE-D 65; speed, 19.82 kaots;

pany. armament, 2 kpdr. RF.: 2 18-in Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched March, 1898. Iron and Wooden Steam Vessels MANLEY-Yarrow boat; purchased 1898.

ADAMS-Wooden; D., 1,400; speed, 9.8 MORRIS-D.104.75; speed, 24 knots;

knots; armament, 64-in., 2 6-pdr. and 2

Built 1874-'76. armament same as Du Pont.

1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts.

April, 1898.

Station ship, Tutuila. Samoa.


1,110; speed, 10 NICHOLSON-D., 218.47; speed, 25.75 knots; armament, 6 4in. and 4 6-pdr. knots; armament sane


R, F.; 1 Colt. Built 1873–75. Launched September, 1901.

ENTERPRISE -- Wooden; D.. 1,375; O'BRIEND, 29.61; speed, 25 knots; speed, 11.4 knots; no armament. Nautical armament same as Bagley. launched schoolship of Massachusetts, Built 1873-*76. September, 1900

ESSEX-Wooden; D., 1,375; speed. 10.4 PORTERD., 165; speed, 28.63 knots; knots; armament, 6 +in., 4. 6-pdr. and 2 armament same as Du Pont. Launched 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Coits. Naval Militia, Ohio. September, 1896.

Built 1874-76. RODGERS-D., 142; speed, 24.49 knots; HARTFORD-Wooden; D., 2,790; speed, armament same as Bagley. Launched 12 knots, armament, 9 5-in., 4 1-pdr. and November, 1896

8 6-pdr. R. F.; 1 3-in, field and 2 Colts. ROWAND., 210, speed, 27.074 knots;

Built 1858; rebuilt, 1898,


3,250; armament same as Du Pont. Launched April, 1898

speed, 9.6 knots; armament 10 5-in. R.

F.; 6 E-pdr. and 2 1-pdr. R. F.; receivSHUBRICK-D., 200; speed, 26.07 knots; armament same

ing ship, League Island Navy Yard. Built as Bagley. Launched

1858 October, 1899.

WOLVERINE, formerly MICHIGAN SOMERSD 150; speed, 17.5 knots;

Iron; D., 658; speed, 10.5 knots, armar armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F., 2 18-in. White- ment, 66-pdr. R. F.; 2 -pdr. R. F.; 2 head torpedo tubes, 1 submerged bow tube. Gatlings. Built 1844, Purchased in 1898.

MOHICAN-Wooden D., 1,900; speed, STOCKTON-D., 200; speed, 26.03 knots: 10.65 knots; armament, 6 4in. R. F.; armament same as Bagley. Launched

4 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts; apprentice December, 1899

training ship Built 1872; rebuilt 1883. STRINGHAM-D., 340; speed, 80 knots; Station ship. Subig Bay,, artaarnent, 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 10-in. White

PHILADELPHIA-Steel; D. 4,410; head torpedo tubes. Launched June, 1899. speed, 19.68; no armament Receiving TALBOT-D., 4642; speed, 21.15 knots;

ship. Puget Sound Navy Yard. armament same as Gwin. Launched

PINTA-Ircn; D., 550; speed, 8.5 knots; November, 1897.

no armament; Naval Militia duty, CallT, A M. CRAVEN-D., 1484; speed,

fornia, Built 1865. 30 knots; armament same as Dahlgren.

RANGER-Iron; D., 1,261; speed, 10 Launched September, 1899.

knots; armament, 64-in. R. F.; 4 6-pdr. THORNTON-D., 200; speed, 27.57

R. F.; 1 Colt. Built 1873-'76. Naval sta knots; armament same ag


tion, Cavite, Philippines. Launched May, 1890.

REINA MERCEDES-D., 2,835; no ar TINGEY-D., 165; speed 26 knots;

mament; receiving ship, Newport Trainarmament same as Bagley. Launched

ing Station. Captured from Spain. March, 1901. WILKES-D., 265; speed, 25.90 knots;

Wooden Sailing Ships. armament

same as Bagley. Launched ALLIANCE-Training ship; D., 1,375; september, 1901.

armament, i tin. R. F.; 4 6-pdr., 2 1WINSLÓW-D., 142; speed, 24.82 knots; pdr; and 2 Colts. Built 1873-'70. Sta artament same

as Bagley. Launched tion ship, Culebra, Porto Rico. January, 1897.

CONSTELLATION - Training ship, STILETTO (Single Screw)--D., 31; Newport; D., 1,970; armament, 6 6-pdr., speed, 18.22 knots; wooden vessel; 2 4 l-pdr., 2 3-in, field guns, 2 Colts. Built Howell torpedoes.


EAGRE-D., 275. No armament. Ten- armament, & 5-in. R. F., 4 6-pdr.: 41 der

pdr., 1 3-in, field gun 2 Colts Purchased *JAMESTOWN-Quarantine ship; D., 1898. 1,150. Built 1845.

PANTHER-Iron; D., 3,380; speed, 18 MONONGAHELA-Training Squadron; knots; armament, -6 5-in., 24in. R F., D., 2,100; armament, 6 4in. R. F., 4-6 3-pdr., 1 3-in. field gun, 1 Colt. Pur:6-pdr., 13-in, field gun, 2 Colts. Built chased 1898. 1862, as steam vessel Storeship, Guan- PRAIRIE-Iron; D., 6,620;_speed, 14.5 tanamo, Cuba,

knots; armament, 8 B-in. R. F., 6 6-por: PORTSMOUTH-D., 1.125; no arma- 4 3-pdr., 4 l-pdr., 2 Colts Purchased ment; Naval Militia service, New Jersey.

1898, Built 1843.

YANKEE–Iron; D., 6,225;_speed, 12.5 ST. MARY'S-D., 1,025; no armament; knots; armament, 8 bin. R. F., 6 6-pdr., nautical schoolship, New York. Built 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898. 1844.

SARATOGA-D., 1,025; no armament; nautical schoolship, Philadelphia. Built (In addition to the above there are 10 1842

wooden steam vessels and 5 wooden sail

ing vessels unfit for sea service, 43 tuga Auxiliary Cruisers.

boats, 16 gunboats under 500 tons, captBUFFALO Steel; D., 6,000; speed, 14.5 ured during the war with Spain, and the knots; armament, 2 5-in.; 4 4-in. R. F.. following purchased during the war with 6 6-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898.

Spain for the "Auxiliary Navy'': 23 DIXIE-Steel; D., 6,114; speed, 16 knots; | yachts, 18 colliers and 15 special class.)

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SUMMARY OF VESSELS IN UNITED STATES NAVY, NOVEMBER, 1906. Fit for Service or Under Repair. Colliers

16 First class battlesbips..


Supply ships and hospital ships. Second class battleship.

1 Armored cruisers... 6 Total

.276 Armored ram...

1 Single turret harbor defence monitors.. 4 Under Construction or Authorized, Double turret monitors. 6 First class battleships...

12 Protected cruisers.. 20 Armored cruisers.

6 Unprotected cruisers..

3 Protected cruisers... Gunboats

Scout cruisers.

3 Light draft gunboats.

3 Gunboat for Great Lakes (not begun). Composite gunboats.


Torpedo-boat destroyers. Training ship (Naval Academy), Training ships.. sheathed


Colliers Training brigantine.


Tugs Special class "(Dolphin-Vesuvius)

2 Submarine torpedo boats. Gunboats under 500 tons.

15 Torpedo-boat destroyers..


37 Steel torpedo boats...

35 Submarine torpedo boats..


Unfit for Service, Wooden torpedo boat. 1 Wooden cruising vessels, steam..

10 Iron cruising vessels, steam.

7 Wooden sailing vessels.. Wooden cruising vessels, steam.

6 Wooden sailing vessels.

8 Total Tugs

41 Auxiliary cruisers.

Grand total.

327 Converted yachts.


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NAVAL PAY TABLE. Section 13 of the Navy Personnel bill, which became a law or. March 3, 1899, provided that "after June 30, 1809, commissioned officers of the line of the Navy and of the Medical and Pay Corps shall receive the same pay and allowances, except forage, as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law icr officers of corresponding rank in the Army: Provided, that such officers when on shore duty shall receive the allowances, but 15 per centum less pay than when on sea duty; but this provision shall not apply to warrant officers commissioned under Section 12 of this act. Provided further, that when naval officers are detailed for shore duty beyond seas they shall receive the same pay and allowances as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law for officers of the Army detailed for duty in similar places.'' The pay of officers of the Army of and below the rank of colonel is increased 10 per cent for each five years of service in the grade, until the increase amounts to 40 per cent of the original pay, when no further increase may be made. The pay of a retired officer is 75 per cent of the highest pay of his grade on the active list.

The relativo rank between officers of the Navy (whether on the active or retired list) and officers of the Army is as follows: Admiral with general, rear admiral with major general and. brigadier general, captain with colonel, commander with lieutenant colonel, lieutenant commander with major, lieutenant with captain, lieutenant or junior grade with first lieutenant, ensign with second lieutenant.

The Naval Appropriation act, approved June 29, 1906, a bolished the distinction between sea and shore pay, officers on shore duty formerly suffering a loss of 15 per cent in compensation. It also provided for retirements under certain circumstances,


with promotion to the next highest grade. The active list pay table as revised is as follows: Officers of the Line, Medical and Pay Corps, Chaplains Above the Grade of Lieutenant and Chaplains Appointed After July 1, *1906, and

Otcers of the Marine Corps.

Base pay.

Base pay. Admiral

.$13,500 Majors, marine corps, line and staff. $2,500 Rear admirals:

Lieutenant, ravy.

1,800 First nine.

7,500 Captains, marine corps: Second nine.


1,800 Chiefs of bureaus and brigadier gen

2,000 era] commandant of marine corps. 5,500 Lieutenants (junior grade), navy.. 1,500 Captains, navy.....

3,500 First lieutenants and leader of band, Judge advocate general and colonels,

marine corps....

1,500 marine corps, line and staff. 3,500 Ensigns, navy..

1,400 Commanders, navy....

8,000 Second lieutenants, marine corps, Lieutenant colonels, marine corps,

chief boatswain, chier

gunners, Jine and staff.

3,000 1 chief carpenters and chief sailLieutenant commanders, navy...... 2,5001 makers

1,400 *Subject to the naval appropriation act for the fiscal year 1907, which provides that “ali chaplains now in the navy above the grade of lieutenant shall receive the pay and allowances of a lieutenant commander in the navy according to the length of service under the provisions of law for that rank.”

Other Officers of the Navy and Those Paid as Officers. Midshipmen-First five years at sea in other than practice ships, $950; at Naval Academy and elsewhere, $500.

Chaplains, with rank of lieutenant, appointed prior to July 1, 1907–First five years at sea or shore duty, -; leave or waiting orders,

Second five years, $2,800, $1,900.

Professors of Mathematics-First five years, at sea or shore duty, $2,400; leave or walting orders, $1,500. Second five years, $2,700, $1,800. Third five years, $3,000, $2,100. Fourth five years and thereafter, $3,500, $2,600.

Civil Engineers-Same as professors of mathematics.

Assistant Civil Engineers First five years, sea or shore duty, $1,500; leave or Waiting orders, $1,000. Second five years, $1,800, $1,200. After ten years, $2,100 $1,400.

Naval Construction-First five years, on duty, $3,200; on leave or waiting orders, $2,200. Second five years, $3,400, $2,400. Third five years, $3,700, $2,700. Fourth five years, $4,000, $3,000. After twenty years, $4,200, $3,200.

Assistant Naval Constructors First four years, $2,000, $1,500; second four years, $2,200, $1,700; after eight years, $2,600, $1,900.

Warrant Officers (boatswains, carpenters, gunners, sailmakers and machinists). First three years, at sea, $1,200; shore duty, $900; leave or waiting orders, $700. Second three years, $1.300, $1,000, $800. Third three years, $1,400, $1,300, $900. Fourth three years, $1,600, $1,300, $1,000. After twelve years, $1,800, $1,600, $1,200.

Mates (in service August 1, 1894). ---At sea, $1,200; shore duty, $900; leave or waiting arders, $700. (Appointed since August 1, 1894.) At sea, $900; shore duty, $700; leave or waiting orders, $500.


Situated at Annapolis, Md.

Nomination. The students of the Naval Academy are styled midshipmen. Two midshipmen are allowed for each Senator, Representative ana Delegate in Congress, two for the District of Columbia, and five each year from the United States at large. The appointments from the District of Columbia and five each year at large are made by the President. One midshipman is allowed from Porto Rico, who must be a native of that island. The appointment is made by the President, on ihe recommendation of the Governor of Porto Rico.

The Congressional appointments are equitably distributed, so that in regular course each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress may appoint one midshipman during each Congress. After June 30. 1913, each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress will be allowed to appoint only one midshipman instead of two.

The course for midshipmen is six years--four years at the academy, when the succeeding appointment is made, and two years at sea, at the expiration of which time the examination for final graduation takes place. Midshipmen who pass the examination for final graduation are appointed to fill vacancies in the lower grades of the line of the navy and of the Marine Corps, in the order of merit as determined by the Academic Board of the Naval Academy.

The Naval Appropriation act of June 29, 1906. prescribed this method of nominations: "The Secretary of the Navy shall, as soon as possible after the first day of June of each year preceding the graduation of midshipmen in the succeeding year, notify in writing each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress of any vacancy that will exist at the Naval Academy because of such graduation, or that may occur for other reasons and which he shall be entitled to fill by nomination of a candidate and one or more alternates therefor. The nomination of a candidate and alternate or alternates to fill said vacancy shall be made upon the recommendation of the Senator, Representative or Delegate, if such recommendation is made by the fourth day of March of the year following that in which said notice in writing is given, but if it is not made by that time the Secretary of the Navy shall fill the vacancy by appointment of an actual resident of the state, Congress district Or

territory, as the case may be, in which the vacancy will exist who shall have been for at least two years immediately preceding the date of his appointment an actual and bona fide resident of the state, Congress district or ierritory in which the vacancy will exist and of the legal qualification under the law as now

provided. In cases where by reason of a vacancy in the membership of the Senate or House op Representatives, or by the death or declination of a candidate for admission to the academy there occurs or is about to occur at the academy a vacancy from any state, district or territory that cannot be filled by nomination

as herein provided, the same may be filled as soon thereafter and before the final entrance examination for the year as the Secretary of the Navy may determine. The candidates allowed for the District of Columbia and all the candidates appointed at large, together with alternates therefor, shall be selected by the President within the period herein presscribed for nomination of other candidates: Provided, that the President may select a candidate for the District of Columbia for the year 1908."

Candidates allowed for Congressional districts, for territories and for the District of Columbia must be actual residents of the districts or territories, respectively, from which they are nominated. All candidates must, at the time of their examination for admission, be between sixteen and twenty years old.

The Naval Appropriation act of March 4, 1903, provided "that the Superintendent of the Naval Academy shall make such rules, to be approved by the Secretary of the Navy, as will effectually prevent the practice of hazing; and any cadet found guilty of participating in or encouraging or countenancing such practice shall be summarily expelled from the academy, and shall not thereafter be reappointed to the corps ou cadets or be eligible for appointment as a commissioned officer in the army or navs or marine corps until two years after the graduation of the class of which he was member."

For other legislation against hazing see under "Fifty--ninth Congress, First Session, Acts and Resolutions," on page of this volume.

Entrance Examinations. The following examinations for admission are held:

1. The general examination, to be held on the third Tuesday in April, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission, at points named by the Commission.

2. A second examination to be held at Washington, D. C., only, on the second Tuesday in May, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission.

3. A third examination will be held at Annapolis, Md., only, on the third Tuesday in June, under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Naval Academy.

Candidates are examined mentally only at the examinations held under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission. All those qualifying mentally who entitled to appointment in order of nomination will be notified by the Superintendent of the Academy when to report at the Academy for physical examination, and if physically qualified will be appointed. Should any special examination be authorized by the Secretary, other than above, it will be immediately after the third Tuesday in June.

Under the law, candidates failing to pass the entrance examination will not be allowed another examination for admission to the same class unless recommended for re-examination by the Board of Examiners. The Civil Service Commission only conducts the examination of candidates whose names have been furnished by the Navy Department. All correspondence relative to the nomination and examination of candi. dates should be addressed to the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department. Candidates will be examined physically at the Naval Academy, by a board composed of three medical officers of the navy. To be accepted applicants must be free from infectious or moral disorder and, generally, from any deformity, disease or inflrmity.

No one will be admitted manifestly under size for his age Five feet is the minimum height prescribed for acceptance. When any candidate who has been nominated upon the recommendation of a Senator, Member or Delegate of the House of Representatives is found, upon examination, to be physically or mentally disqualified for admission, the Senator, Member or Delegate shall be notified to recommend another candidate, who shall be examined according to the provisions of the preceding section.

Candidates are required to enter the Academy immediately after passing the prescribed examinations. No leave of absence is granted midshipmen of the fourth class. Each midshipman must sign articles binding himself to serve in the U. S. Navy eight years (including his time of probation at the Naval Academy), unless sooner discharged.

The pay of a midshipman is $500 a year. beginning on admission.

Graduate Appointments. Appointments to fill all vacancies that may occur during a year in the lower grades of the line of the Navy and of the Marine Corps are made from the midshipmen, graduates of the year, at the conclusion of their six years' course, in the order of merit as determined by the Academic Board. At least fifteen appointments from such graduates will be made each year. To surplus graduates who do not receive such appointments will be given a certificate of graduation, an honorable discharge and one year's sea pay, as provided for midshipmen.



(Under the Treasury Department.) JOHN H. EDWARDS, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, having supervision. Captain WORTH G. ROSS, Chief Division Revenue Cutter Service. April 1, '05 CHARLES A. M'ALLISTER, Captain of Engineers...

July 3, '05 The U. S. Reverue Cutter Service is a military arm of the Government attached to and under the direction of the Treasury Department. The seryice was organized in 1790 ant constituted the nation's first naval defence. Its duties are to enforce the navigation and customs laws of the United States, assist vessels in distress, protect the seal industry in Alaska, enforce the quarantine laws, together with many other duties appropriate to its vessels. The service co-operates with the navy when di

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