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under all other circumstances the officer in charge will attend daily at the rendezvous, and personally question those offering to enlist; will examine into their qualifications, and determine their fitness and capability.

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Boys between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years may be enlisted Instructions reto serve in the Navy until they arrive at the age of twenty-one years, but garding enlistnot without the consent of their parents or guardians, in the form prescribed. ments. No person under the age of sixteen years, no insane or intoxicated person, and no deserter from the naval or military service of the United States, shall be enlisted. No person shall be entered as landsman over the age of twentyfive, unless he possesses some mechanical trade, nor after thirty-four, even . though possessing a trade, without the authority of the Department. No person shall be entered as ordinary seaman unless he shall have been two years at sea, nor as seaman unless he shall have been four years at sea before the mast, and have passed a satisfactory examination. The recruit shall be required to declare on oath, in presence of the Commanding Officer of the remdezvous or vessel, that he makes a true statement of his age, to the best of his knowledge and belief.

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No persons enlisted for general service shall be detailed as servants for General-service officers. Attendants are to be selected by the officers themselves, to be en-i.". to be - - - - en for attendlisted for the cruise of the vessel in which they are to serve, and are not to a join.os.” be turned over to the general service; after selection these men must be re

tained as attendants until discharged.

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Except by special authority from the Navy Department, no person shall No person to be be enlisted for the naval service unless the Commanding and Medical Offi- enlisted if no recer of the rendezvous or vessel, required to examine him, shall both pro- .. nounce favorably as to his fitness. ic al Officer ex

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Every person enlisting at a naval rendezvous who has already been in Persons enlisting the service of the United States must produce his discharge therefrom, in produce their order to guard against shipping a person who was discharged dishonorably. ** Should it have been lost, and time will permit, the Department can be applied to for information as to the nature of the discharge with which the party was furnished. In all cases of doubt or suspicion as to the kind of discharge given to the individual, the Department must be consulted, and the communication be addressed to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.

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Whenever persons are enlisted on board ship, or elsewhere than at a ren- If enlisted on dezvous, complete descriptive lists must be made out and returned quarterly shipboard. with the shipping-articles, signed by the Recruiting-Officer and the Surgeon. The prescribed form will be used, substituting the name of vessel or place for “Naval Rendezvous,” and quarter in place of the word “week.” The recapitulation is not required, but the certificate at its foot is to be adopted, leaving out the second line of the second paragraph, viz.: “also the names, &c, &c., who have been rejected at the receiving-ship.” Printed blank

forms will always be forwarded with the muster-rolls and shipping-articles.

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The shipping-articles are to be read to every one about to enlist by a Shipping-articles Commissioned officer, and no person in a state of intoxication will be exam. ... ** ined, nor shall any person known to have been convicted of an inramous * crime be received into the service.

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No person to be No person on enlisting is to be rated as a Petty Officer, or higher than a enlisted as a Petty seaman, unless he be a fireman, machinist, boiler-maker, or coppersmith, Officer, except Ma

chinists, Copper- 10. smiths, and Boiler- - - makers. Machinists, Coppersmiths, and Boiler-makers shall be enlisted in their

respective ratings. A candidate for any of these rates must be not less than twenty nor more than forty years of age, must pass an examination in the presence of the Commanding Officer of the naval rendezvous, by at least one Naval Engineer, and must undergo the usual medical examination.

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A Machinist is required to be able to read, and to write with sufficient correctness to keep the steam-log of his watch. He must know the names and uses of the various parts of a marine-engine; understand the uses of the various gauges, cocks, and valves; how to raise steam, start a marine-engine, regulate its action, and stop it. He must also know how to ascertain the height and density of the water in the boilers, how to check foaming and to guard against other danger from the boiler, how and when to regulate the quantity of the injection-water, to guard against danger from water in the cylinders, and the measures to be taken in the event of a journal becoming heated, and, in short, how to act upon the occurrence of any of the ordinary casualties of the engine-room.

Machinist.

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Coppersmiths and Boiler-makers are only to be examined prior to their enlistment, as to their qualifications as Coppersmiths and Boiler-makers. They will be required to keep watch in the engine or fire room while the ship is steam. ing, and at other times as may be requisite, and will thus be enabled to make themselves proficient for the rate of machinists. 13. t Firemen to pass No firemen shall be shipped as such until, after passing the medical examian examination. nation, they have passed a satisfactory examination by one or more Engi

neer Officers upon their ability to manage fires with different kinds of fuel, and to use skillfully smiths' tools in the repair and preservation of steam-machin

ery and boilers.

Coppersmith.)

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Persons enlisted If persons are enlisted, by authority of the Navy Department, with comby order of the plaints or injuries which, in the opinion of the Medical Officer and the ComPoponent, with mander of the navy-yard or station, will not interfere with the proper disinjuries. charge of particular duties, their condition must be fully described and carefully noted on the descriptive lists, in order that no improper claims for pensions may be afterward allowed. 15.

Recruits to be The Commanding Officer of a rendezvous on enlisting a person for the

sent to receiving service will order him to repair, without delay, on board the receiving-ship,

ship. where clothing sufficient for cleanliness and proper appearance will be furnished him by the Pay Officer and deducted from his advance.

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Transcript and Each enlisted person delivered on board a receiving-ship or other vessel descriptive list, must be accompanied by both a transcript and a descriptive list in the form prescribed by the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.

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Transcript and The transcript and descriptive lists are to be prepared at the rendezvous descriptive list to under the direction of its Commanding Officer, be signed by him, and be adbe , prepared at dressed to the Commanding Officer of the vessel to which the recruit is sent, rendezvous. and a copy of each is to be recorded and retained at the rendezvous.

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Should a person holding an honorable discharge prove physically disqual- Persons holding ified, it will be so written by the Recruiting Officer on the face of the dis- an honorable dis.

charge; such discharge shall not entitle the holder to be received. only 19.

The Recruiting Officer will write on the face of an honorable discharge, over The date of rehis official signature, the date of re-enlistment, when, after the recruit is o: Fof be received on board the receiving-ship, the Pay Officer also will write on the ..."." i. face of the honorable discharge, over his official signature, that the three discharge. months' pay has been credited to him, with the date of such credit and the

amount thereof. 20.

Should it become necessary to provide a Recruiting Officer with money in When necessa.

order to secure men for the service, he is not to hold in his possession at any ... provide a - - - - - - - - - ecruiting Officer

one time more than one thousand dollars; and in making his requisitions ... upon the Pay Agent he is to govern himself accordingly, and the Commanding Officer of the navy-yard or station, before approving them, ‘is to satisfy himself as to their propriety. A Recruiting Officer intrusted with public money is to report weekly to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting and to the Commanding Officer of the station the balance he may have on hand.

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Recruiting Officers will make no advance of pay, nor give any bounty, ex- No advance of cept by expresss orders; and in all cases of making advances, the amount Po . advanced to petty officers, if any such enlistment should be authorized, shalls. not exceed the amount authorized for seamen, and good security is to be orders. taken for all advance until the persons receiving it, shall have been received and mustered on board the receiving or some other vessel of the United

States. 22. Recruiting Officers shall not pay any advance or bounty money except to Advance to be the person entitled to receive it; and they must produce his receipt, together paid only to the with a certificate from the Commanding Officer of the vessel to which the ...” " person may be sent, that he was actually received on board, before any credit can be allowed them for such advance or bounty money so paid. 23. Recruiting Officers, when authorized to make advances, are to do all in . To induce retheir power to induce recruits to repair on board the vessels to which they are i. '. repair on to be sent and there receive the amounts in clothing and other necessaries. oard, &c. When recruits are willing to repair on board the receiving-vessels and there receive the requisite clothing and other necessaries, the Recruiting Officers are to notify the Commanding Officers of the vessels, and securities may be dispensed with. 24.

Every Commanding Officer of a rendezvous must report every Saturday evening to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting the number of recruits he has enlisted during the week, in accordance with the prescribed forms, and he will also report at the same date to the Commanding Officer of the navy-yard or station, in accordance with the prescribed form, the number of each rating of persons he has enlisted.

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Each Commanding Officer of a vessel on foreign service, or in the United -States, where there is no established naval rendezvous, may enlist persons to fill vacancies existing in her complement, provided the rules concerning en

listments at rendezvous be adhered to, so far as applicable, and that the advance-money is not to exceed one month's pay, unless by permission of the Navy Department. The term for persons so enlisted may be for a less period than three years, to correspond with the time, as nearly as practicable, at which the majority of the crew will be discharged.

CHAPTER XXVI.

RECEIVING-VESSELS.

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To receipt to the The Commanding Officer of a receiving-vessel will receipt daily to the Commanding Qffi- officer commanding the rendezvous for the recruits sent on board ; and if, *.*.*.*.*... after an examination by himself and the Medical Officer, they shall be found vous daily for re- - - ...”.m. on fit for the service, he will cause them to be entered upon the books and paid board. the advance allowed. He is also to receipt to the Recruiting Officer for the descriptive-lists accompanying them, and to direct the Pay Officer of his vessel to receipt to that officer for the transcript-lists, and to certify to him that the amounts of money charged against the recruits, as exhibited by his accounts, have been duly charged to them. The recruit will be carefully inspected to see that he conforms to the descriptive-list, and, should discrepancies be detected, he is to motify the Commanding Officer of the rendezvous of all the facts without delay.

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Recruit, not No person is to be considered as finally shipped until he has passed the shipped o: medical inspection on board the receiving-ship where he is to be delivered. *ion If this examination should develop any cause why he should not be accepted, on board. the Commanding Officer of the receiving-vessel will report the case to the Commandant of the yard or station, who will order a survey by medical officers, if practicable, senior to the one at the rendezvous where the primary examination was held ; and if the recruit is found unfit for service, the objections are to be fully stated by the board, and he shall not be received. The order for survey and medical report will be transmitted to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.

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Descriptive lists . Descriptive-lists are to be kept by the Executive of the Commanding kept by Executive. Officer, who is to have a copy of them recorded in a book, to be retained on board for reference.

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Descriptive and Descriptive and clothes lists must always accompany recruits whenever clothes lists to they are transferred from one vessel to another, and the name of the one to *P*Y** which they are transferred, preceded by the words “transferred to,” must be noted on the former, as well as a statement of their probable qualifications. All such transfers must be duly noted on the muster-book of the vessel mak

ing them.

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Transcript-lists Transcript-lists are to be kept by the Pay Officer, who is to have a copy of kept by Paymas them recorded in a book to be retained on board for reference.

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Accounts and Accounts specifying the sums paid, and balance due, and the transcript..., to lists, both signed by the Commanding Officer and Pay Officer, must always 8° "** accompany recruits whenever they are transferred.

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The Commanding Officer will have the clothing and bedding of all Clothing, &c., to recruits carefully examined and marked with their ship's number, and lists be marked. of them taken when they are first received. No recruit will be allowed to keep on board other outside clothing than that prescribed by the regulations.

8. Neither clothing nor small-stores are to be issued to recruits without the No issue to re. written order of the Commanding Officer. cruits without– 9.

The Commanding Officer is to adopt proper precautions to prevent deser- To prevent detions, and is not to allow any recruit to go on shore, on liberty, without the Sertions.

consent of the Commanding Officer of the station.

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Receiving-vessels shall be completely equipped and every means furnished Exercises. for exercising the recruits. The Commanding Officer will, under the direc- T tion of the Commandant of the yard or station, have them exercised at the guns, small-arms, heaving the lead, &c., sails, pulling in boats, exercise of the boats' howitzers, and particular attention must be paid to the instruction of landsmen and boys.

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The recruits are not to be employed upon duties not connected with the Recruits not to vessel except by the order of the Commandant of the station or yard; and if beenployed other employed in navy-yards for any service, he will see that they are placed *under the direction of Navy officers. Unless for some special service, he will not authorize their employment in a yard upon other duties than such as are connected with the equipment of vessels or the preparation of their outfits and stores.

12. No recruit intended for general service is to be rated a petty officer while No recruit to be

on board a receiving-vessel, as that authority is only to be exercised by the rated except— Commanding Officer of the vessel to which he may be transferred.

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When the Commanding Officer of a receiving-vessel is directed to trans- Instructions refer men to a sea-going vessel, if there be more than a sufficient number of garding the transany class on board to comply with the order, he is to make an impartial selec-" ** tion, having reference to the unexpired terms of Service and the station on which the vessel is to serve, sending a fair proportion of such as may be supposed qualified for petty officers and as mechanics. No officer is to be permitted to visit a receiving-vessel and make selection for a crew.

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In case of complaint or dissatisfaction with a draft on the part of the Com- should there be manding Officer of the vessel to which men are transferred, it shall be the complaint. duty of the Commandant of the yard or station to order a survey, on the report of which he will decide the case; but no men are to be returned and exchanged except by his written order, in which the reasons for the same will be expressed.

15 Should authority be given to enlist men for a particular vessel or service, Men enlisted for

such men will not be detailed for any other except by order of the Navy a particular ves. Department, sel.

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