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♦YORKTOWN—D., 1,710; speed, 16.14 iteuots; armament. 6 6-in. B. I* R.; 2 6pdr., 2 3-pdr. and 4 1-pdr. R, F.; 2 Colts. ^Launched April, 1B88.

No. T6—Authorized by act of May 4,: 1898. but never designed.

LIGHT DRAUGHT GUNBOATS.

♦HELENA-D., 1,397; speed, 15,5 knots; armament, 8 4-ln., 4 6-pdr. R. F., 4 1- . ;pdT. R. l<\, 2 Colts, 1 3-in. Held gun. .Launched Jan., 1896.

♦NASHVILLE— D., 1,371; speed. 16.30 4cnots; armament, 8 4-ln.. 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 J-pdr. R. F.: 2 Colts. Launched Oct., 181)5,

♦WILMINGTON—D., 1,397; speed. 15.08 4cnots; armament, 8 4-ln. R. F. G.; 4 6ipdr., 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 4 Colts. Launched Oct., 1895. UNAKMORJED COMPOSITE GUNBOATS.

♦ANNAPOLIS—D., 1,060; speed, 13.17 rknots; armament, 6 4-in., 4 6-pdr., 2 1(pdr. R. F.; 1 Colt. Launched Dec., 1896.

DUBUQU0-D., L.C85; speed, 12 knots; armament, 6 4-in, R. F. G.; 4 6-pdr.. 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched August, ;19t>4.

♦MARIETTA—©., 1,000; speed, 13.02 ik-nots; armament, same as Annapolis. ^Launched March, 1897.

*NEWPORT-D„ 1,000; speed, 12.29 icnots; armament, same as Annapolis launched Dec, 1896.

PADUCAH—D.. 1,085; speed, 12 knots; armament same as Dubuque. Launched October, 1904.

♦FRINCETON—D., 1,000", speed. 12 knots: armament, same as Annapolis. Launched June, 1897.

♦VICKSBURG—D., 1.000; speed, 12.71 [knots; armament, same as Annapolis. Launched Dec., 1896.

♦WHEELING—ID., 1.000; speed, J 2.88 fcrots; armament, same as Annapolis. Launched March. 13^7. UNARMORED VESSELS—Specif Class.

DOLPHIN—Dispatch boat; D., 1.486;, speed, 15.5 knots; armament, 2 4—in, R. F. B. L. R.; I 6-pdr.. 6 3-pdr. R. F.; 2 dolts. Launched April, 1884.

♦VESUVIUS—Dynamite cruiser; B., 929; speed, 21.42 knots; armament, 3 1:5—tn. dynamite; 3 3-pdr. R. P.; 2 Colts. -Launched April. 1888.

SEVERN—Training ship Csailing); D., 1,175; armament, 6 4-in., 4 6-pdr. and l2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched June, 1899.

CUMBERLANI^Sfceei training ship . (sailing); D., 1,800; armament, same as Chesapeake. Launched August, 1904.

INTREPID—Traltilng ship (sailing); same as Cumberland. Launched October, -1904.

BOXER—Wooden training ship (sailing); D.. S45; no armament. Launched October. 1904.

TORPEDO-BOAT DESTROYERS.

♦BAINBRIDGE—D., 420; speed. 28.45 iknots; armament. 2 long 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes; 2 3-in. R. F.; 5 6-pdr. R. F. Launched Aug., 1901.

♦BARRY—D.t 420; speed. 28.12 knots; atmament, same as Bainbridge. Launched March, 1902,

♦CHAUNCEY—D„ 420; speed. 28.64 -knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched Oct., *9M.

*DALE»—D„ 420; speed, 28.30 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge, Launched July, H>00.

♦DECATUR—Same as Bale. Launched Sept.. 1900.

♦HOPKINS—D., 408; speed, 29.02 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched April, 1902.

♦HULL—D., 408; speed, 28.03 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched June, 1902.

'UWRENCE-D.. 446; speed, 28,40 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched Nov., 1900.

♦MACDONOUGH—D;, 430; speed, 28-(M knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched Dec, 1900.

- ♦PAUL JONES—D.. 480; speed, 28.91 knots.; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched June, 1902.

♦PERRY—D., 480; speed, 28.32 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched Oct., 1900.

♦PREBLE—D., 480; speed. 28.03 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge, Launched March, 1901.

♦STEWART—D.t 420; speed, 29.69 knots; armament, same as Bainbridge. Launched May. 1902.

♦TRUXTUN—D., 433; speed. 29.58 knots; armament, 2 3-ln. R. F. and 0 6pdr.; 2 long 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched Aug., 1901.

♦WHIPPLE—D., 433; speed. 28.52 knots; armament, same as Truxtun. Launched Aug.. 1901.

♦ WORD EN—D., 433: speed. 29.86 knots, armament, same as Truxtun. Launched Aug.. 1901. TORPEDO BOATS (all Twin Screws).

BAGLEY—D., 175; speed. 29.15 knots; armament, 3 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched Sept., 1900.

BAILEY—D., 280; speed. 30.198 knots; armament. 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched Dec, 1899.

BARNEY—D., 175; speed, 29.04 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched July 1, 1900.

BIEHDLE—D.. 175; ^peed. 28.57 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched May, 1901.

BLAKELEY—D., 186; speed, 26 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Nov.. 1900.

CUSHING—D., 105; speed. 22.S- knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Jan., 1890.

DAHLGRDN—D.t 146.4; speed, 30 knots; armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched May, IS98.

DAVIS—D.. 154; speed. 23.41 knots; armament, 3 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched June, 1898.

DE LONG—D., 196; speed. 25.52 knots; armamejH, same as Bagley. Launched Nov., 1900.

DU PONT—D., 165^; speed. 28.58 knots; armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-tn, Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched March, 1897.

ERICSSON—D.. 120; .speed, 24 knots; armament, 4 l-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched May. 1894. , FARRAGUT—D.. 279: « speed, 30.13 knots; armament, same as Bailey. Launched July, 1898.

FOOTE—D„ 142; speed, 24.634 knots: armam«nt, earn* as Bagley* Launched Oct., 1896.

FOX—D., 154: speed, 23.18 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched July, 1898.

GOLDSBOROUGH—D., 255; speed, SO knots; armament same as Bailey. Launched July, 1899.

GWBN—D., 45.78; speed, 20.88 knots; armament, 1 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched Nov., 1897. . MACKENZIE—D., 65; speed, 20.11 knots; armament, same as Gwln. Launched Feb., 1898.

gsM'KEB-D. 65; speed, 19.82 knots; armament, 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched March, 1898.

MANLEY—Yarrow boat; purchased 1898.

MORRIS—D., 104.75; spee<3, 24 knots; armament, same as Du Pont. Launched April, 1898.

NICHOLSON—D., 218.47; speed, 25.75 knots: armament, same as Bagley. Launched Sept., 1901.

O'BRIEN—D., 219.61; sr>eed, 25 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Sept., 1900.

PORTER—D., 165; speed, 28.630 knots; armament, same as Du Pont. Launched Sept., 1896.

RODGERS—D., 142; speed, 24.49 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Nov., 1S86.

ROWAN— D.. 210; speed, 27.074 knots; armament, same as Du Pont. Launched April, 1898.

SHUBRICK—D.p 200; speed, 26.07 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Oct.. 1899

SOMERS—O., 15$; speed, 17.5 knots; armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F., 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes, 1 submerged bow tube. Purchased in 1898.

STOCKTON—D., 200; speed, 26.03 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Dec, 1899.

STRINGHAM—D;, 340; speed, 30 knots; armament, 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched June. 1899.

TALBOT—D.T 46^; speed, 21.15 knots; armament, same as Gwin. Launched Nov., 1897.

T. A. M. CRAVEN—D., 146.4; speed, 30 knots; armament, same as Dablgren. Launched Sept., 1899.

- THORNTON—D., 200; speed, 27.57 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched May, 1890.

TIN GEY—D., 165; speed, 26 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched March, 1901.

WILKES—D., 165; speed, 25.99 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Sept., 1901.

WINSLOW—D., 142; speed, 24.82 knots; armament, same as Bagley. Launched Jan.. 1897.

STILETTO (Single Screw)—D., 31: speed, 18.22. knots; wooden vessel; 2 Howell torpedoes.

SUBMARINE BOATS.

ADDER—D., 122.55; speed, 7-8 knots; 1 T. Launched July, 1901.

GRAMPUS— D.. 125; speed, 7.6 knots; 1 T. Launched July, 1902. 'HOLLAND—D^., 74; speed, 8 knots; 1 T. Purchased April. »00.' M m«.

MOCCASIN—D.. 122.55; speed, 7.24 knots; 1 T. Launched May, 190L

PIKE—D., 125; speed, 7.44 knots; 1 T. Launched May, 1901.

PLUNGER—D., 122.55; speed, 1JBS knots; 1 T. Launched Oct., 1901.

PORPOISE—D., 122,55; speed, 7J2 knots; 1 T. Launched Juhe 1901.

SHARK—D., 122.55; speed, 7.28 knots; 1 T. Launched July, 1901.

(Four more submarines authorized ana" under construction.) IRON AND WOODEN STEAM VESSELS.

ADAMS—Wooden; D., 1,400; speed, 9.8 knots; armament, 6 4-in., 2 6-pdr. and 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Built 1874-'76.

ALERT—Iron; D., L11Q; speed, 10 knots; armament, 6 4-4n. and 4 6-pdr. R. F.: 1 Colt. Built 1873-'75.

ENTERPRISE — Wooden;. D., 1,378; speed, 11.4 knots; no armament. Nautical schoolship of Massachusetts. Built 1873-'76.

ESSEX—Wooden; D., 1,375; speed, 10.4 knots: armament, 6 4-in., 4 6-pdr. and 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Training ship. Built 1874-'76.

FERN—Wooden, D.„ 840; speed, 8 knots; no narmamcnt; Naval Militia duty, District of Columbia. Built 1871.

FRANKLIN—Wooden; D„ 5,170; speed, 9 knots; armament, 2 3-pdr.; receiving ship Norfolk Navy Yard. Built 1855; rebuilt 1865.

HARTFORD—Wooden; D., 2,790; speed, 12 knots; armament, 13 5-in., 4 1-pdr. and 4 6-pdr. R, F.; 1 3-in. field and 2 Colts. Built 3858; rebuilt 1898.

IROQUOIS-—Wooden; D., 1.575; 10.7 knots; Marine Hospital Service. Built 1858.

LANCASTER—Wooden; - D., 3,250; speed, 9.6 knots; armanaext, 10 5-in. R. F.; 6 6-pdr. and 2 1-pdr. R. F.; receiving ship, League Island Navy Yard. Built 1858;

MARION—Wooden; D., 1,900; speed, ri'J>4 knots; no armament; Naval Militia duty, California. Built 1S71-'75.

WOLVERINE, formerly MICHIGAN— Iron; Dv, 685; speed, 10.5 knots; armament 6 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Gatlings. Built 1844.

MOHICAN—Wooden; D„ 1,900; speed, 10.65 knots; armament, 6 4-in. R. P.; 4 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts; apprentice training ship. Built 1872; rebuilt, 1883.

NIPSIC—Wooden; D., 1,875; speed, 10.7 knots. Station ship at Pug-et Sound Naval Station. Built 1873-'79.

OMAHA—Wooden; D., 2.400; speed, 11.3 knots. Marine Hospital Service. Built 1867-'69.

PINTA—Iron; D., 550; speed, 8.5 knots; no armament; Naval Militia duty, California. Built 1865.

PENSACOLA—Wooden; D., 3,000; speed, 9 knots; armament, 1 4-in. R. F.; 1 6-pdr., 1 3-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 1 3-ln. field gun, 1 Colt; training ship, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco. Built 1858.

RANGER—Iron; D., 1,261; speed, 16 knots; armament, 6 4-in, R, F.; 4 6-pdr. R. F.; .1 Colt. Built 1873~'76.

REINA MERCEDES—D„ 2,835; no armament: receiving ship, Portsmouth Navy Yard. Captured from Spain.

RICHMOND—Wooden; D„ 2,700; speed, 9.5 knots; armament, 2 6-pdr. R. F.; receiving ship, Norfolk Navy Yard. BolW 1858.

WABASH—Wooden; D., 4,650; spe«<3, 9.15 km*s; no armament; receiving ship, Boston, Built 1854.

YANTIC— Wooden; IX, 900; speed, 8.3 fcjfiois. Haval Militia ship, Miehtgan. &uiit 1864. ,

WOODEN RATLING SHIPS. i ALLIANCli>-Trainlng ship; D., 1.375; armament, 6 4-in. R. F.; 4 C-pdr., 2 1~ pdr. and 2 Colts, Built 1S73. ! CONSTELLATION—Training: ship, New

rort;. D., 1,970; armament. G G-pdr., 4 -pdr., 2 3-in. field guns, 2 Colts. Built IS54.

, CONSTITUTION— D.. 2,200; no armaroent; Boston Navy Yard. Built 1797. j DALE—D., 675; no armament; Naval Militia service, Maryland. Built 1839.

EAGER—D., 275. No armament.

EARNEST—D., 127. No armament. : mDEPENDDNCE-D., 3,270; armament. 2 6-pdrs.; receiving- ship, Mare Wand Navy Yard. Built 1837.

JAMESTOWN—Quarantfne ship; D., 1,150. Built 1845. •

MONONGAHELA—Training Squadron; t>., 2,100- armament, 6 4-in. R. F., 4 6-pdr-, 1 3-ln field gun, 2 Colts. Built 1862. as steam vessel.

NEW-HAMPSHIRE—P., 4,150; no armament; Naval Militia service, NewYork. Built 1818.

PORTSMOUTH—D.. 1.125; no armament; Naval Militia service, New-Jersey. RuiH 1843.

SUMMARY OF VESSELS Fit for Service- or tinder Repair.

First class battleships 12

Second class battleship 1

Armored cruisers . r G

Armored ram 1

$inglp turret harbor defence monitors. 4

Double turret monitors, 6

Protected cruisers . 19

Unprotected cruisers ;... 3

Gunboats 11

Light draught gunboats- 3

Composite, gunboata ..., T

Training ship (Naval Academy)

sheathed 1

Special class fDolphin-Vesuvius) 2

Gunboat." under 500 tana 15

Torpedo-boat lestroyers 16

Steel torpedo boats . 33

Submarine torpedo boats..,.........;... 8

Wooden torpedo boat 1

Iron cruising vessels, steam . ^. 6

Wooden cruising vessels, steam G

Wooden sailing vessels 8

Tugs 41

Auxiliary cruisers 5

Converted yachts ...... 23

Training brig- ..,....,.. ,. 1

: ST. LOUIS->rD., 830; no armament; Navai Militia service, Penn. Built 1828.

ST. MAKJf'S—D., 1-.025; no armament; nautical schoolship, New-York. Built 1844,

SARATOGA—D., 1,025^ no armament; nautical schoolship, Philadelphia. Built 1842.

AUXILIARY CRU2SERS.

BUFFALO (steel)—D., G.000; speed, 14.5 knots; armament, 2 5-in., 4 4-In. R. F., 6 G-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898.'

DIXIH (steel)—D.. G,114; speed, 18 knots; armament, 8 5-in. R. F., 4 6-pdr.r 4 1-pdr.. 1 3-in. field gun, 2 Colts. Purchased 1898.

PANTHER (iron-)—D.. 3,380; .speed, 13 knots; armament, 6 5-in., 2 4-In. R. F., 6 3-pdr.. 1 3-in. field gun, 1 Colt: Purchased 1898.

PRAIRIE (iron)—D.f G.C20; speed, 14.5 knots; armament, 8 6-in. R. F., 6 G~ pdr., 4 3-pdr., 4 1-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898.

YANKEE (iron)—D., G.225; speed, 12.5 knots; armament, 8 5-in. R. F., 6 6pdr., 2 1-pdr.. 2 Colts Purchased 1898.

(In addition to the above tbore are 43 tugboats, 15 gunboats under F00 tons, captured during the war with Spain, and the following purchased during, the war with Spain for the "Auxiliary Navy": 23 yachts, 18 colliers and 15 special class.)

IN UNITED STATES NAVY.

Colliers 1G

Supply ships and hospital ships 15

Total . 270

Under Construction or Authorized.

First class battleships

Armored cruisers

Protected cruisers »

Scout cruisers '.

Gunboat for Great Lakes (not begun).

Composite- gunboat

Steel torpedo boats ♦

Training ships

Colliers

Tugs

Submarine torpedo boats.

Total 41

Unfit for Service.

Wooden cruising vessels, steam 10

Wooden sailing vessels 5

Total tr

Grand total

NAVAL FAY TABLE.

Section IS of the Navy Personnel bill, which became a law on March 3, 1S99, proIl^iJ^f-1 , affer Jane 3u, 1SQ9, commissioned officers of the line of the- Navv and of the Medical and Pay Corp shall receive the same ray and allowances, except forageas are or may be provided by or in pursuance of >aw i&r officers of corresponding rank in the Army: Provided, that such officers when on shore dutv shall receive the allowances, but 15 per centum less pay than when on sea duty; hut this provision shall not &p-ply to warrant officers commissioned under Section 12 of this act. Provided further that when naval officers are detailed for-shore duty beyond seas thev shall receive the same pay and allowances as are or may be provided bv or in pursuance of law fr>r officers of the Army detailed for duty in similar- places." The pay oC officers of rhi Army of and below the rank of colonel- is. increased 10 per cent for each five vears «■t service In the grade, until the increase amounts to 40 per cent of the original nav whfcft no. fur^er increase may be :madc. • The pay of a retired officer is 75 r>er cent af Ihe highest p* r of his grade on the active list.

The relative, rank between officers .of the Navy (whether on the active or retired list) and oxheers of the Army ia 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 of junior grade with first lieutenant, ensign with" second lieutenant.' The following is the pay table:

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iSea duty or shore duty beyond sea. aOfficera of the Pay and Medical Corps receive the same pay as other officers with whom they rank. - ,

NAVY (STAFF). • -•

Chaplains.—First five years, at sea, $2,500;" shore duty, $2,000; leave or waiting orders, $1,600. Second five years, $2,800, $2,300. $],9u0.

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

Civil Engineers.—Same as professors of mathematics. . .

Naval Constructors.—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. _ .

Warrant Officers (boatswains, carpenters, gunners, sailmakers and machinists).-First three years at sea, $1,200; shore duty, $900; leave or waiting orders. $<00. Second three'years, $1,300, $1,000, $800. Third three y<-'a«, $1,400 $1,300. $900. Fourth three years, $1,600, $1,300, $1,000. After twelve years $1,800, $1,600, $1,200.

Mates tfn service August 1, 1894).—At sea, $1,200; shore duty $900: leave or waiting orders, $700. (Appointed since August 1, 1894.) At sea, $900; shore duty, $<00; leaA'e or waiting orders, $500.

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY.

Situated at Annapolis. Md. ^

SUPERINTENDENT, REAR ADMIRAL JAMES H. SANDS, TJ. S. N. Nomination.—The students of the Naval Academy are styled midshipmen. Two midshipmen are allowed for'each Senator, Representative ana Delegate m Confess, two for the District of Columbia, and five each year from the United States It 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 Rjco, who mult be a native of that island. The appointment is made by the President, on die 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 dm-ing each congress. After June 30. 1913, each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress will be allowed to appoint only one midshipman instead of two. 1 TSl course for midshipman is six years-four years at the academy when the succeeding appointment is made, and two years at sea, at the expiration of which Se th? examinaIon for final graduation takes place. Midshipmen who pass the examination* for flnaT graduation are appointed to fill vacancies in the lower grades of the fine of the navyg and of the Marine Corps, in the order of merit as determined

by ^A^^l^^^l^\Tofu^Tl^ Prescribed this method of nomina^ 2hl!5 be^ made upon the recommendation of the Senator, Representative or Delegate. ac?"al bona flte reSdeBtt ifthe Statl district or Territory in which the vacancy ex.st3

StSr the graduation of the cla^^J^B^emto."

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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.

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 are 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 Exariiiners. 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 candidate's, 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 infirmity. No one will be admitted manifestly under size for his age Five feet is the minimxim 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 mentallv disaualified 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. Navv 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 mav 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.

UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE.

(Under the Treasury Department.) HORACE A. TAYLOR, Assistant Secretary of the Treasurr, having supervision.

Captain WORTH G. ROSS, Chief Division Revenue Cutter Service : April 1, '05

JOHN W. COLLINS, Captain of Engineers July 2Q, '97

The U. S. Rever-ue Cutter Service is a military arm of the Government attached to and under the direction of the Treasury Department. The service was organized in 1790 and 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 directed by the President, and has so co-operated in every war in which "the United States has been engaged.

The officers of the service are commissioned by the President and hold rank by law with officers of the army and navy, as follows: Captains with Majors in the army and Lieutenant Commanders in the navy; First Lieutenants with Captains in the army and Lieutenants in the navy: Second Lieutenants with First Lieutenants in the army and Lieutenants (junior grade) in the navy; Third Lieutenants with Second Lieutenants in the army and Ensigns in the navy. The service consists of 222 commissioned officers and cadets on the active list, and 1,300 petty officers and enlisted men. Commissioned officers of the line are appointed from cadet graduates of the School of Instruction at South Baltimore, Md. The cadet course covers three vears Second Assistant Engineers are appointed from civil life by competitive examination' The commandant of the service is detailed from among the Captains by the Secretary of the Treasury.

PRINCIPAL LINE OFFICERS AND ENGINEERS.

Captains. 1 Name- Date app't'd. 1 Name. Date app't'd.

Name. Date app't'd.

Munger, Fred. M.Aug. 9, S7
Tozier, Dorr F. .Sept. 22, 87
Smith, Horatio D.Jan. 31, 91
Hamlet, Oscar C.Apr. 15, 95

Dennett, John Apr. 18, 95

Kilgore, Wm. F..May3,95

Fengar, Chas, C.Apr. 13, 02IFoote, Chas. H Feb. 1 96

Ross, Worth G.. .June 3, 02 Pedrick, Willits... Apr 8^96

Reynolds. W. E.. Jan. 31, 03 Webber, E. P Mar 25 98

Foley, D. P Sept. 23, 03 Chalker, James H.May 11 98

Dunwoody, F. M.Sept. 23, 03 Howison,- A. J Aug. 26 98

Emery, Howard.Sept. 23, 03ICutchin, N. E Auk. 26 98

Broadbent,- H. M.Oct. 29, 031 Nash, Chas. F Aug *>6 98

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