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NAVY AND MERCANTILE MARINE OF ENGLAND,
AND ON THE
NAVAL TRAINING SYSTEM OF FRANCE,
MADE TO THE
BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING, U. S. NAVY
DEPARTMENT, SEPTEMBER, 1879.
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER F. E. CHADWICK,
L E T T ER
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY,
In compliance with resolution of the Senate of January 19, the report of Lieu
tenant-Commander F. E. Chadwick, U.S. N., on the foreign systems of training seamen for the Navy.
JANUARY 21, 1880.-Referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs and ordered to
Washington, January 20, 1880. SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of the 19th instant, I have the honor to communicate to the Senate, herewith, “the report of Lieut. Com. F. E. Chadwick on the foreign systems of train. ing seamen for the Navy. I am, sir, very respectfully,
R. W. THOMPSON,
Secretary of the Navy. Hon. WILLIAM A. WHEELER,
Vice-President of the United States.
SIR: I beg to acknowledge, through the department, the many kindnesses I met with while abroad in the prosecution of the inquiries ordered.
My thanks are due the Hon. John Welsh, late minister at the court of St. James; General Noyes, minister at Paris; and the Hon. Andrew D. White, minister at Berlin, for the aid most kindly given in bringing me in communication with the authorities whom it was necessary for me to meet.
I am under great obligations in England to Vice-Admiral Phillimore, superintendent of naval reserves; to Captain H. D. Hickley, head of the English naval training system; to Chaplain and Naval Instructor J. B. Harbord, inspector of naval training schools; to Captain Burney, superintendent of Greenwich hospital schools; to Edwin Chadwick, esq., C. B., and Edward Tufnell, esq. (two gentlemen to whose influence the es.