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

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Section 3.

When at the Navy Yards.

997 The marine detachment serving within a navy yard is to be subject to the orders of the Commandant of the yard ; but no part of the detachment shall be relieved or withdrawn therefrom except by order of the Commandant of the marine corps, approved by the Secretary of the Navy. All such orders shall pass through the Commandant of the yard.

998 When a marine officer is ordered to relieve another officer commanding the marines within a navy yard, he shall, on his arrival, report himself to the Commandant of the yard. Marine officers joining a navy yard will report to the Commandant and Commanding Marine Officer.

999 The Commanding Marine Officer within a navy yard will cause to be posted such sentinels for the protection of the yard and vessels in ordinary as may be directed by the Commandant of the yard. He will make to the Commandant of the yard a daily report of the amount and disposition of the force under his command, specifying by name officers who may have joined in the previous twenty-four hours.

1000 He will, unless the Commandant shall think proper to issue it himself, transmit every morning, in writing and under seal, to the Commandant of the yard, and to such other officers and such only as he may designate, the countersign for the ensuing night.

1001 The police and internal government of marines, when in barracks within or without a navy yard, and their instruction shall be under the direction of the Commanding Marine Officer, but must not conflict with the general police regulations of the Commandant of the yard.

1002 Non-commissioned officers serving within a navy yard or garrison may be reduced by the Commanding Marine Officer, he reporting the particulars of the case to the Commandant of the corps ; and he may promote to fill vacancies, with the sanction of the Commandant of the corps.

1003 Marine officers belonging to a navy yard desiring leave of absence will conform to the general rules of the Navy on that subject The customary liberty to non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates may be granted at the discretion of the commanding marine officer.

1004 All official communications to and from officers and enlisted men of the marine corps serving at navy yards shall be forwarded through the Commanding Officer of the yard.

1005 Deficiencies in the complements of marines in vessels on the eve of sailing may, by order of the Commandant of the yard, be supplied by the Commanding marine officer, and the circumstances of the case reported, without delay, to the Commandant of the corps by the Commanding officer of the marines, and by the Commandant of the navy yard to the Navy Department.

1006 All offences or neglects which may be committed by marines as sentinels, or in violation of orders given by the Commandant of the yard, must be reported to him. Other offences which may be committed by marines, either in barrack enclosures or elsewhere, may be punished by the Commanding marine officer as by law allowed, or be reported to the Commandant of the marine corps.

1007 Marines, when stPttioned at or employed within a navy yard, are to conform to all regulations which may be issued by the Commandant thereof for its government and security.

1008 The exercises and formation of marines at parades, reviews, inspections, escorts, guard mountings and funerals, challenges of per6ons, police and regulations for camp and garrison duties, and salutes, will be the same as those established, or which may be hereafter established, for the army.

1009 When marines are transferred from one station to another it shall be the duty of the officer transferring them to forward their returns forthwith to the officer to whom they are transferred.

1010 It is the duty of officers serving with detachments to assist their Commander in making out rolls, reports, and returns ; keeping the books of the detachment, attending to issues, and to everything connected with the welfare of the command. The Commander will see that their assistance is rendered.

1011 The officer of the day will inspect the provisions daily issued to the troops, and if not of good quality, will report the same to the Commanding Officer. He will also inspect the different meals, to see that the rations are properly cooked and served.

1012 Officers and soldiers in garrison will wear the prescribed uniform of the corps.

1013 When a deserter is apprehended, or surrenders himself, the officer in whose charge he is will immediately report the same to the headquarters of the corps, and to the Commanding Officer of the station or detachment from whence he deserted.

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