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PETTY OFFICERS AND CREW.
SECTION 1.-THE MASTER-AT-ARMS.
804. (1) The senior master-at-arms is the chief of police of the ship. The other masters-at-arms are his assistants.
(2) He shall exercise a strict surveillance over the conduct of the General duty. crew.
(3) He shall have charge of the messes of the crew, and is respon Berth-deck sible for the maintenance of order and decorum therein.
(4) He shall exert himself to the utmost to preserve order, insure Preservation of cleanliness, and prevent any infractions of discipline in all parts of order. the ship.
(5) He shall, when necessary, arrest offenders and report at once Reports. to the officer of the deck or to the executive officer any violation of the regulations.
805. (1) He is the custodian of all prisoners, and he shall not suffer them to escape, nor dismiss them without orders from the prisoners. proper authority.
(2) In case of serious fire, or of any sudden danger whereby the Release of prissafety of the ship is imperiled, and when time will not permit a oners in times of
great danger. reference to superior authority, he shall release all prisoners at once, reporting the fact immediately to the officer of the deck.
(3) He shall be watchful over the prisoners and visit them at least Prisoners. once every four hours during the day, and oftener if necessary, to ascertain their condition and needs.
(4) While he must suppress disorder among the prisoners and report all delinquents, he shall be reasonable and not unduly severe in his demands.
(5) When confining prisoners he shall take care to have sufficient assistance at hand. He must always be prepared, so far as possible, to confine additional prisoners.
806. He shall keep a record of punishments involving confine Record of punment, and shall report to the officer of the deck for entry in the log ishments. all cases of confinement and release of prisoners.
807. At 9 a. m. daily he shall submit through the executive offi Report of priscer a report of all persons confined, with a statement of their oners. offenses, the manner and date of confinement, and the authority by which the confinement was ordered.
808. He shall examine the holds and storerooms to see if they Inspections. have been closed at the appointed hour, the lights extinguished,
and the keys turned in, and report the result to the executive officer when the latter makes his evening rounds.
809. (1) He shall be vigilant in his efforts to prevent liquor and Polico duties. other prohibited articles from being smuggled on board, and to prevent any of the crew from leaving the ship without authority.
To see that
Effects of the
In cases where his suspicions have been aroused, he shall make report accordingly.
(2) At 8, 9, and 10 p. m. he shall make the rounds to see that fires lights and fires and lights are extinguished as prescribed, reporting the result of his are extinguished.
inspection to the officer of the deck. Injury to prop (3) He shall take great care that no Government property is erty.
injured, or taken out of the ship without authority. Prevention (4) He shall use every possible effort to prevent thieving and to of thieving. detect any person who may be guilty thereof.
To care for pri (5) He shall take charge of all unclaimed private property found vate property on board until instructions are given him as to its final disposition.
(6) He shall check all profane and bad language, quarreling, improper con- gambling, and unseemly noises, and use every effort to prevent
improper conduct in any form.
810. He shall examine the bumboats and report the presence of any unwholesome or objectionable articles therein. He shall note the prices charged and report to the executive officer any exorbitant
demands or cases of unfair dealing. Smoking 811. He shall have charge of the smoking lantern and see that.
it is kept lighted during smoking hours only. He shall take care that there is no smoking in unauthorized places and that the galley
fires and other lights are not used by smokers. Absentees at 812. At general muster, he shall answer for the members of the
crew who are in confinement.
813. (1) He shall take charge of the effects of all absent and absent and dead. deceased members of the crew and hold them until disposed of by
order of superior authority.
(2) He shall take charge of the bag and hammock of anyone who is absent without leave, reporting his action to the executive officer.
(3) He shall take charge of the effects of liberty men when so directed.
(4) He shall be present at the sale of the effects of deserters and
deceased persons. Opening the 814. When the magazine is about to be opened he shall first see magazine.
that all unauthorized lights and fires are extinguished, and report
the fact to the officer of the deck. Clearing lower 815. When an order is given to clear the lower decks he shall
see that it is obeyed at once, and that no unauthorized persons remain below.
816. During the absence of the senior master-at-arms his duties shall be performed by the master-at-arms next in rank; and if there be no junior master-at-arms, by some one designated to act in that capacity
SECTION 2.--OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CREW.
817. (1) The yeomen and the hospital steward shall exercise vighospital steward. ilance and care over the stores to which they have access.
(2) They shall keep such accounts of public stores as may be prescribed from time to time.
(3) They shall see that the regulations concerning lights in the storerooms to which they have access are strictly observed, and that every precaution is taken to prevent fire or other accident.
818. (1) A chief machinist shall have charge of an engine-room Machinists. watch whenever the number of warrant machinists on board fit for duty is reduced below three.
(2) Machinists, first class, may, if qualified, be given charge of an engine-room watch when there are not a sufficient number of warrant machinists and chief machinists on board to perform this duty.
(3) All machinists will perform such other duties as may be assigned them. Machinists, second class, will be assigned to duty as water tenders and oilers.
819. (1) Petty officers shall show in themselves a good example of Petty officers. subordination,courage, zeal, sobriety, neatness, and attention to duty.
(2) They shall aid to the utmost of their ability in maintaining good order, discipline, and all that concerns the efficiency of the command.
820. The members of the crew must, on all occasions, yield a ready, cheerful, and prompt obedience to those placed over them; obey all orders and regulations; be attentive to their duties and to any instructions they may receive; avoid difficulties with each other; be neat in their persons and dress; and each should endeavor by his own good conduct, respectful bearing, and zeal to promote the efficiency of the entire command.
821. The use of sheath knives on board ship by the crew is forbidden. Every man of the seaman class shall carry a jackknife forbidden. attached to a lanyard.
ENLISTMENTS, RATINGS, TRANSFERS, DISCHARGES, ETC.
SECTION 1. -NAVAL RECRUITING STATIONS.
Officers on re
822. (1) An officer detailed for recruiting duty shall make himself familiar with all laws and regulations regarding enlistments. cruiting duty;
general duties. (2) He shall be present daily at the rendezvous from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and later, if necessary.
(3) He shall guard against the enlistment of improper, unsound, or incompetent persons.
(4) The officers attached to a rendezvous as assistants to the commanding officer shall not act as his substitute, unless he is unable to attend.
823. (1) The officer in command is the recruiting officer. He Commanding shall, in order to guard against illegal enlistments, personally inspect officers personand question those offering to enlist. He shall examine into their ally to inspect requalifications and determine their fitness and capacity.
(2) On enlisting a person for the service, he shall administer to Oath of allegihim the oath of allegiance, if authorized by law to do so (see art. ance. 1255); otherwise the oath shall be administered by the commanding officer of the ship on board which the recruit is ordered to repair. (See art. 824.)
(3) He shall direct the enlisted person to repair without delay on board a designated
ship, and shall forward to the commanding officer ords and recruits at the same time the enlistment record prepared at the rendezvous ceiving ship. and signed by himself and the medical officer. He shall forward to the Bureau of Navigation the first sheet of the enlistment record, including the oath of allegiance.
(4) He shall preserve records of all enlistments in the book pro Duplicate shipvided by the Bureau of Navigation.
ping articles. (5) No advance shall be allowed unless specially authorized by Advances. the Navy Department. (See also art. 1216.)
(6) He shall make on the prescribed forms to the commandant of Reports.
(7) He shall write over his official signature, on the face of every honorable discharge or continuous-service certificate presented, the in cases of reendate of reenlistment.
(8) No payment shall be made for travel or other expenses incurred by an applicant for enlistment, whether he be enlisted