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124. Candidates failing to pass the entrance examination shall not be allowed another examination for admission with the same class unless recommended for reexamination by the academic board. No examination shall be held later than the third Tuesday in June. No candidate shall be admitted unless, in the opinion of the academic board, he shows the requisite mental qualifications.
125. Candidates who have successfully passed the entrance examination in a previous year shall not be required to take another mental examination for admission.
126. Alternates shall have the privilege of reporting for mental examination at the same time with the principal.
127. Candidates shall be examined physically at the Naval Academy by a board composed of three medical officers of the Navy, whose decision will be final.
128. Candidates qualifying at either mental examination, who are entitled to appointment in order of nomination, shall be notified by the superintendent when to report for physical examination.
129. Physical examinations shall habitually be held at the following times:
(a) For candidates mentally examined in April or in a previous year, beginning at the latest practicable date to insure completion by the third Tuesday in June.
(b) For candidates mentally examined in June, as soon as practicable after the completion of the mental examination.
130. Candidates who pass the physical and mental examinations will receive appointments as midshipmen, assuming their duties as such at the Naval Academy. Each midshipmah on admission shall take the prescribed oath, engaging himself to serve in the Navy of the United States for eight years (including the period of his probation as midshipman) unless sooner discharged. He shall be required to certify on honor his exact
131. Candidates shall be required to enter the Naval Academy immediately after passing the prescribed examinations.
132. Candidates who enter the Naval Academy shall be allowed their actual and necessary traveling expenses from their homes to the Naval Academy.
133. Each candidate shall, immediately before admission, deposit with the midshipmen's pay officer the sum of $60, to be
expended under the direction of the superintendent in the purchase of text books and other authorized articles for his use; also such further sum as may be necessary for the purchase of uniform clothing, furniture, etc. Both deposits shall be credited to the midshipman's account on the books of the midshipmen's pay officer.
134. All candidates must, at the time of their examination for admission, be between the ages of 16 and 20 years. A candidate is eligible for such examination on the day he becomes 16 and is ineligible on the day he becomes 20 years of age. 135. Regulations, in detail, governing the admission of candidates shall be published in the Annual Register and, for convenient distribution, in such additional pamphlet form as the Navy Department may direct.
136. The midshipmen at the academy shall be arranged in four classes, corresponding to the four years of instruction.
137. Midshipmen pursuing the first year's course shall form the fourth class; the second year's course, the third class; the third year's course, the second class; and the fourth year's course, the first class.
XVIII. COURSE OF INSTRUCTION.
138. The branches of study and instruction at the academy shall be grouped under the following departments:
3. Ordnance and gunnery.
5. Marine engineering and naval construction.
6. Mathematics and mechanics.
7. Physics and chemistry.
8. Electrical engineering.
10. Modern languages.
11. Naval hygiene and physiology.
139. The course of instruction shall extend over four years
and shall embrace the following subjects:
DEPARTMENT OF DISCIPLINE.
Efficiency in the performance of duty.-Every effort will be made throughout the course by the commandant of midshipmen and his subordinates in the department of discipline, with the assistance of all officers attached to the Naval Academy, to develop in the midshipmen the qualities of zeal, energy, judgment, thoroughness, and promptness of action essential to the proper performance of their future duties as officers of the Navy. All drills and practical exercises shall be so conducted and the performance of all duties so supervised as to instill in the midshipmen the habit of obedience, and to train them, to the best advantage, in the discharge of responsibilities and in the exercise of command.
Physical training.-Systematic development, by approved methods, of all midshipmen throughout the academic course, guided by physical measurements at frequent intervals. Gymnastic drills and exercises with individual instruction, boxing, wrestling, calisthenics, dumb-bells, Indian clubs, horizontal bar, flying rings, parallel bar, side horse, wall apparatus, field and track sports, military and nautical drills and exercises, swimming, athletic contests and exhibitions, as an incentive to general training, under the supervision of the commandant of midshipmen, organized and administered by an officer of the department of discipline detailed for that purpose.
Conduct.-All offenses of midshipmen against discipline shall be recorded and accounted for under the department of discipline.
Infantry, field artillery, setting up, and physical training.— All drills and parades in infantry and field artillery, and all exercises in "setting up," and in physical training, shall be conducted under the department of discipline. Infantry drills shall include schools of the squad, company, battery, battalion, and brigade, in close and extended order; street riot drill; ceremonies. Field artillery drills shall include schools of the section, battery, and battalion.
DEPARTMENT OF SEAMANSHIP.
Seamanship.-Types of ships; the hull and fittings of a ship; varieties, characteristics, manufacture, and strength of ropes
(including wire rope); knotting and splicing; spars and standing rigging; sails and running gear; blocks and tackle; mechanical appliances on board ship; handling heavy weights; compass, log and lead; boats; boat gear and equipment; handling boats under oars and sail; lifeboats; lowering and hoisting boats in heavy weather; rescuing man overboard; handling boats in surf; boat work; drills and exercises with boats under steam, oars, and sail; armed boat expeditions; boat salutes, etc.; duties of boat officer and coxswain; buoyage system of the United States; ground tackle and mooring, clearing hawse, and the knowledge of and handling of anchors and cables, in general; carrying out anchors; the steering of steamers; the "Rules of the road" (international and inland); maneuvering to avoid collision; piloting; handling a steamer alongside a dock; placing a steamer in dry dock; handling steamers in heavy weather; towing; rescuing the crew of a wreck; stranding; weather and the laws of storms.
Naval tactics.-Organization and definitions; school of the ship, etc.; tactical diameter and maneuvering data; formations and evolutions; handling ships in formation; battle tactics; tactical problems; intercepting; chasing; searching; scouting; patrolling; use of mooring board in placing a ship in a given position.
Signals. United States Navy Code of Signals, comprising flag signals, semaphore and wigwag signals, electric and Very's night signals, flash and sound signals, boat signals; pilot, storm, and distress signals; international signals.
Navy Regulations.-Articles and chapters pertaining to rank, command, and duty; honors and distinctions; duties of officers of deck, and of gun, torpedo, and powder divisions.
Law. The general subject of international law, with particular reference to that which applies to the Navy; military law, comprising the Navy Regulations on the subject of boards, courts of inquiry, and summary and general courts-martial, together with the authorized forms of procedure, etc.
Practical instruction.—Knotting and splicing; bends and hitches; compass; log and lead lines; rowing and the management of boats under oars and sails; use of palm and needle; worming, parceling, and serving; steam fleet tactics (with steam launches); practical handling of a tugboat; sail drill;
sounding; securing boats, steering, and handling anchor gear; use of sounding machine; use of mooring model; practical use of all forms and systems of signaling authorized by the United States Navy Code and international signals.
DEPARTMENT OF ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY.
The landing force and small-arm instructions, United States Navy.-Schools of the squad, company, section, battery, battalion, and brigade in close and extended orders; the landing force; first aid to the wounded; military hygiene; camping; outposts, patrols, advance, rear guards, and scouting; street riot drill; ceremonies; instructions for target practice with small arms, 3-inch field pieces, and boat guns.
Ship and gun drills.-Organization; gun drills and notes, including safety orders and precautions; emergency drills; smokeless powder, gun cotton, and ammunition of all kinds, their manufacture, marking, stowage, and inspections; torpedo drills; physical exercises.
Gunnery instructions.-Training; target practice; reports; notes on errors; spotting; tracers; fire control.
Guns and mounts.-Metals used in their construction; description and manufacture of service guns and mounts.
Armor.-Manufacture, description, and placing of armor on vessels of war.
Magazines.-Position, fittings, flooding, lighting, ventilating, and draining.
Ammunition hoists.-Description and use.
Torpedoes and mines.-Description of service torpedoes and those likely to be adopted, together with their care, preservation, and use; description of service mines and countermines, and methods of laying and picking them up.
Ballistics. The motion of projectiles in vacuum and in air; computation and use of ballistic and range tables for service guns; derivation and use of formulæ for the correction of errors: in gunnery practice; the penetration and effect of projectiles; accuracy and probability of fire.
Practical instruction.-Exercise and target practice with small arms; practical training for target practice and fire control, according to latest gunnery instructions; drill at all classes of