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CHAPTER III.

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS.

SECTION 1.—THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, AN EX-PRESIDENT, THE

PRESIDENT OR SOVEREIGN OF A FOREIGN STATE, AND MEMBERS OF ROYAL
FAMILIES.

56. (1) When the President visits a ship of the Navy, all officers Reception of of the vessel shall assemble in special full dress on the side of the the President. quarter-deck on which he enters; he shall received at the gangway by the flag officer and captain, accompanied by such other officers as may be designated; the yards or rail shall be manned; the marines paraded; and such of the crew as are not otherwise employed formed in order forward of the marines. When the President reaches the deck, officers and men shall salute; the marine guard present arms; the drum give four ruffles and the bugle sound four flourishes; the ruffles and flourishes shall be followed by the national air by the band; the President's flag shall be displayed at the main at the moment he reaches the deck and kept flying as long as he is on board. A national salute shall be fired as soon as practicable after the President and his suite shall have been received. The same ceremonies shall be observed when the President leaves the ship; the salute to be fired when the boats shall be sufficiently clear. The President's flag shall be hauled down with the last gun of the salute.

(2) All other United States ships of war present at the time of the official reception or departure of the President shall, unless States ships presotherwise directed by the senior naval officer present, man yards or rail and fire a national salute at the same time as the ship visited.

(3) A ship of war flying the flag of the President shall be regarded as the senior ship present, and her motions followed accordingly.

dent's ship the (4) Whenever the President is embarked in a ship of war flying Ships falling in his flag, all other United

States ships of war, on meeting her at sea with the Presor elsewhere, and all naval batteries when she is passing, shall fire a national salute.

(5) When the President, embarked in a boat or ship with his flag flying, passes close aboard a ship of war, the marines of the lat-passing

ships. ter shall be paraded in a conspicuous position, four ruffles given on the drum and four flourishes sounded on the bugle, the national air shall be played by the band, and officers and men shall salute. The same ceremonies shall be 'observed by a ship when passing the

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57. When the Vice President of the United States visits a ship Reception of the Navy, he shall receive the same honors as prescribed in arti- the Vice cle 56, paragraph 1, except that the yards or rail shall not be ident. manned, and there shall be but one salute of nineteen guns, which

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will be fired at his departure, the national ensign being displayed

at the fore during the salute. Reception of 58. When an ex-President of the United States visits a ship of an ex-Presi- the Navy, he shall receive the same honors as prescribed in article

56, paragraph 1, except that the yards or rail shall not be manned, and no flag shall be displayed in his honor, unless the reception takes place in a foreign port, when the national ensign shall be dis

played at the main during the salutes. Reception of 59. When the president of a foreign republic or a foreign sovera foreign pres- eign visits a ship of the Navy, the same honors as those prescribed ident or sover. in article 56, paragraph 1, shall be extended, except that the national

ensign of the country represented shall be displayed at the main during the entire visit, and the national air of that country played

by the band. Reception of 60. When any member of a royal family visits a ship of the

Navy, the honors prescribed in article 59 shall be extended, except royal family.

that the national flag shall be displayed only during the salute. Meeting a for 61. Whenever a ship of the Navy falls in with a friendly foreign eign president, ship of war flying the standard or #ag of a president of a republic. sovereign, or member of a

sovereign, or member of a royal family, or passes near such standard royal family. or flag, if flying elsewhere than from a ship of war, a national salute

shall be fired and the flag of the nation of the president, sovereign,

or prince displayed at the main during the salute. Ships author 62. None of the foregoing salutes shall be fired by any except

ships authorized to salute according to article 124.
SECTION 2.-CABINET OFFICERS, CHIEF JUSTICE, GOVERNORS, MEM-

BERS OF CONGRESS, DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULS. Reception

63. When the Secretary of the Navy visits officially a ship of the the Secretary of Navy, all officers of the vessel shall assemble in special full dress on the Navy.

the side of the quarter-deck on which he enters; he shall be received at the gangway by the flag officer and captain, accompanied by such other officers as may be designated; the marines shall be paraded, and the crew formed in order forward of them. When the Secre. tary reaches the deck, officers and men shall salute, the guard present arms, the drum give four ruffles, and the bugle sound four flourishes; the ruffles and flourishes shall be followed by a march by the band, and the Secretary's flag shall be displayed at the main while he is on board. The same ceremony shall be observed when the Secretary of the Navy officially leaves the ship, and in addition

a salute of seventeen guns shall be fired upon his leaving. The Assistant 64. When the Assistant Secretary of the Navy visits officially a Secretary of the ship of the Navy, all officers of the vessel shall assemble in dress Navy.

uniform on the side of the quarter-deck on which he enters. He shall be received at the gangway by the senior officer on board, accompanied by such other officers as he may designate; the marines shall be paraded, and the crew formed in order forward of them. When the Assistant Secretary reaches the deck, officers and men shall salute; the guard present arms; the drum give three ruffles, and the bugle sound three flourishes; the ruffles and flourishes shall be followed by a march by the band, and the Assistant Secretary's flag shall be displayed at the main while he is on board. The same ceremonies shall be observed when the Assistant Secretary of the Navy officially leaves the ship, and in addition a salute of fifteen guns shall be fired upon his leaving.

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Ambassador.

65. When a member of the President's Cabinet other than the Members of the Secretary of the Navy officially visits a ship of the Navy, the same President's Cabihonors as prescribed in article 63 shall be extended, except that the net. officers shall wear dress uniform and the national ensign shall be displayed at the fore during the salute. 66. When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Chief Justice of

the Supreme States visits officially a ship of the Navy, the same honors as pre

Court.
scribed in article 65 shall be extended.
67. When a governor general of islands or groups of islands

Governor gen-
occupied by United States forces visits officially a ship of the Navy eral.
within the waters of the islands of which he is governor general,
the same honors as prescribed in article 65 shall be extended.

68. When a governor of one of the States or Territories of the Governor of a
United States, or an island under the control of the United States, State, Territory,
visits officially a ship of the Navy within the waters of the State,
Territory, or island of which he is governor, the same honors as
prescribed in article 65 shall be extended.

69. When the President of the Senate, a committee of Congress, A committee of or the Speaker of the House of Representatives visits officially a Congress or the ship of the Navy, the same honors as prescribed in article 65 shall House of Reprebe extended.

sentatives. 70. When an ambassador of the United States visits officially a ship of the Navy, within the waters of the nation to which he is accredited, he shall be received by the flag officer and captain, and such other officers as may be designated, in dress uniform, with a guard of marines, four ruffles and flourishes, and the band to play a march. Upon his departure a salute of nineteen guns shall be fired with the national ensign displayed at the fore during the salute.

71. When an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary Envoy extraof the United States visits officially a ship of the Navy, within the ordinary and waters of the nation to which he is accredited, he shall be received minister plenipo

tentiary. by the flag officer and captain, and such other officers as may be designated, in dress uniform, with a guard of marines, three ruffles and flourishes, and the band to play a march. Upon his departure a salute of fifteen guns shall be fired with the national ensign displayed at the fore during the salute.

72. When a minister resident, or a diplomatic representative Minister resi. of the United States above the rank of chargé d'affaires and below dent. that of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, visits officially a ship of the Navy, within the waters of the nation to which he is accredited, he shall be received in the same manner as provided in article 71, except that there shall be two ruffles and two fourishes and a salute of thirteen guns.

73. A chargé d'affaires visiting a ship of the Navy under circum Chargé d'af-
stances similar to those mentioned in article 71 shall receive the faires.
same honors as prescribed in article 72, except that the salute shall
be eleven guns and one ruffle and flourish.

74. When a consul general visits officially a ship of the Navy, Consul general.
within the foreign port to which he belongs, he shall be received by
the captain, and a sergeant's guard of marines shall be paraded.
At his departure a salute of nine guns shall be fired with the national
ensign displayed at the fore during the salute.

75. A consul visiting a ship of the Navy as specified in article 74,
shall receive the same honors as therein prescribed, except that the

salute shall be seven guns.

Consul.

Commercial

76. A commercial agent or a vice consul officially visiting a ship agent or vice con. of the Navy within the foreign port to which he belongs, and where

he is the only representative of the United States, shall be received by the captain with appropriate honors, and on his departure a salute of five guns shall be fired with the national ensign displayed at the fore during the salute.

SECTION 3.-NAVAL AND MILITARY OFFICERS.

Salutes.

77. (1) An admiral is entitled to a salute of seventeen guns and four ruffies and flourishes.

(2) A vice admiral is entitled to a salute of fifteen guns and three ruffles and flourishes.

(3) A rear admiral is entitled to a salute of thirteen guns and two ruffles and flourishes.

(4) A commodore is entitled to a salute of eleven guns and one ruffle and flourish.

(5) The brigadier general commandant of the Marine Corps is entitled to a salute of eleven guns and one ruffle and flourish.

(6) A captain or commander appointed to command a squadron is entitled to the salute and other honors due the temporary rank con

ferred upon him by his government. A flag officeras 78. When a flag officer goes on board his flagship to assume comsumes command. mand the officers of the vessel shall assemble in dress uniform on

the side of the quarter-deck on which he enters; he shall be received at the gangway by the captain and such other officers as the latter may designate; the marines shall be paraded and the crew at quarters ready for inspection. When the flag officer reaches the deck, officers and men shall salute; the marine guard present arms; ruffles and flourishes be given; the band play a march, and the flag officer's fiag shall be hoisted and saluted with the number of guns

to which he is entitled. A flag officer 79. When a flag officer relinquishes his command afloat the cererelinquishes monies at his departure shall be the same as when he assumes comcommand.

mand. His flag shall be hauled down at the last gun of the salute. A flag officer 80. When a flag officer goes on board a ship of his command to inspects a ship of make an official inspection he shall be received with the same honors his command.

as prescribed in article 78, except that he shall prescribe the dress to be worn, and his flag shall not be hoisted unless hauled down from his flagship. At no time shall his flag be displayed from more

than one ship. A flag officer 81. When a flag officer visits officially for the first time a ship of visits a ship not the Navy not under his command, he shall be received by the senior

officer on board and officers of the personal staff and of the watch; the marines shall be paraded and ruffles and flourishes be given. The same ceremonies shall be observed on his departure, and a salute

fired. A flag officer 82. If a ship shall be inspected by the Board of Inspection and senior

Survey when a fag officer is present as senior member of the board, spection and Sur: the same ceremonies shall be observed as in the preceding article.

The flag of such senior member shall be hoisted and saluted, and he shall be regarded as “a flag officer embarked as passenger by due authority.” (Art. 44.) Upon the completion of the inspection and the final departure of such senior member his flag shall be saluted and hauled down. (See art. 1773.)

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