Regulations for the government of the United States Navy (1865)

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Section 4.

Executive Officer of a Navy Yard.

854 The Line Officer attached to a navy yard to perform general duties therein, who is next in rank or seniority to the officer appointed to its command, shall be the Executive Officer of the establishment ; and he is to perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Commanding Officer.

855 He shall, under the direction of his Commanding Officer, regulate the police of the yard, correct all abuses, and report to him such as are important.

856 In the absence of the Executive Officer, the Line Officer next in rank or seniority is to attend to his duties.

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