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Commanding Officer at a Navy Yard.

that they are correctly entered, before he approves the storekeeper's returns of receipts and expenditures.

844.... The officers of the Navy employed in navy yards are to have the charge of masting, rigging, stowing, arming, equipping, dismasting, and mooring all vessels at the yard ; and all persons employed for those purposes are to be under their general superintendence and direction, as may be ordered by the Commandant of the yard.

845.... He will direct the constructor to furnish the clerk of the yard daily with lists of the distribution of the workmen employed under his superintendence; the chief steam and civil Engineers, the same in reference to those employed under their direction ; and the master work men not under the Constructor, Chief, or Civil Engineer, will report in the same manner as to those employed under them.

846 ....He will cause prudent scrutiny to be exercised over all articles and packages passing in or out of the yard ; and when articles or packages shall be suspected as improper to be passed, they are to be stopped and examined, and if found to be of improper character to be passed in or out of the yard, are to be detained and reported to the Commanding Officer.

817.... He will impress upon mechanics and all others that it is one condition of their employment that they conform to the established regulations of the yard.

818....He will not allow smoking in the yard, except in the officers' quarters and their enclosures, and the quarters of the ordinary men.

849.--. He will cause the entering gates of the yard to be closed at sunset, and no visitors will be allowed after that time, unless to the officers attached to the yard, or persons on board the vessels alongside the yard.

850.--.No alterations must be made in the arrangements of the hull, the dimensions or arrangements of the masts, spars, boats, or other equipments of any vessel which may be ordered for repair or equipment, without the previous sanction of the Department; but if, in the opinion of the Commanding Officer of the yard, any changes can be made to improve the qualities of a vessel, or increase the accommodation of her crew, he will make timely reports of the same to the proper bureau, with the reasons for recommending the alterations, and an estimate of the probable increase of expense which such alterations

Paymaster of a Navy Yard.

SECTION 12.

Paymaster of a Navy Yard.

893.... The Paymaster of a navy yard shall pay all officers and enlisted persons belonging to the navy attached to the yard and to vessels in ordinary at the yard, and, if so ordereil, of those belonging to receiving vessels, and of such officers as may have their accounts transferred to him.

894....He shall pay all mechanics and laborers who may be employed under the direction of the Commandant, upon pay-rolls, (which shall have been properly made out, certified, and approved,) after he shall have satisfied himself of the correctness of the calculation,

895.... As it is important that no more of the working day be absorbed in paying the men than can be avoided, they are therefore to be divided into convenient gangs, not exceeding one hundred each, and be conducted to the pay-office by the master-workmen or quartermen in the order of their names on the rolls. The names of absentees will be called a second time after the gang to wbich they belong has been paid, and all those who do not answer the second call, except in cases of sickness, shall not be paid until the next pay day. The masterworkmen or quartermen will be responsible for the quiet and proper deportment of the men.

896.... He will make all payments in specie, or in funds which he may receive from the government for public use.

897.... He shall make requisitions semi-monthly, under the direction and with the approval of the Commanding Officer, for such amount of money as may be deemed necessary for the public service in his department.

898 .... He shall keep distinct accounts of moneys received and expended under the different appropriations, and never apply them to any other objects than those for which they were drawn, except by special written authority from the Secretary of the Navy.

899.... He will forward to the Department, on the first of every month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, a summary statement, showing his receipts and expenditures during the previous month, with

Inspectors in Charge of Paymıster's Stores .... Navul Constructors.

the balances then on hand under each head of appropriation ; also an estimate of the amount required under each head for the succeeding month.

SECTION 13.

Inspectors in Charge of Paymasters' Stores.

900.... Inspecting officers at navy yards, connected with the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, in addition to the duties prescribed in the " Instructions for the Government of Inspectors in charge of stores, Naval Storekeepers, Paymasters, and Assistant Paymasters,” are charged with the following : To receive and inspect all stores offered, by authority, for delivery under contract, and to prepare for issue all such as strictly conform to the conditions of the contract and to the samples where they have been provided ; to receive stores from ships returned from sea, and to keep and issue these under the direction of the bureau.

901.... The term “stores," as applicable to articles belonging to the Bureau of Provisions and Clothing, is to be understood as meaning provisions, clothing, small stores, candles, Paymaster's stationery and blanks, and Steward's stores.

902 .... Inspectors in charge are hereby required to exercise a constant supervision over the stores in their custody, and to protect them against deterioration by every means in their power.

SECTION 14.

Naval Constructors.

903.... The Naval Constructor will act under the direction of the Commandant of the yard, and the Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repairs.

904..., He will have the general superintendence and charge of the construction and repairs of all vessels depending upon the Bureau of Construction and Repairs, and also the immediate superintendence and direction of all master-workmen, mechanics, and laborers employed on the work confided to him, and give them their instructions accordingly.

Naval Constructors.

905.... He will conform strictly to the instructions he may receive for the building, repair, and equipment of ships, being furnished with copies of orders and contracts relating thereto; if, in the course of the repairs of any vessel, defects should be discovered which were not previously known, and which will be likely to increase the expense or delay the work, he will make immediate report of the same to the Commandant for further instructions, suggesting such modifications as will be likely to diminish the expense or increase the utility of the work. He will prepare bills of materials and schedules for advertisements, and also the accounts of cost of building and repairing ships, for transmission, when duly approved, to the Bureau of Construction and Repairs.

906.... He will, at the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Commandant a report of the vessels that have been built, repaired, and for which work has been done, giving the original estimate and the actual expenditure.

907 .... He will make such suggestions to the Commandant of the · yard, in the line of his profession or duty, as he may consider to be to the interest of the service.

908.... He will inform the Commandant in writing of the number of persons required, and suggest names in the various departments under his control, and will recommend their respective wages; when the services of any are no longer required, he will report to the Commandant the persons that may be dispensed with; and he will report any irregularity, incompetence, neglect, or misconduct of persons under his direction.

909... The inspection and measurement of all materials used on work under his charge, and the storage and preservation of timber and wood materials for the same, will be under bis supervision and control. He will adopt measures to prevent the use or conversion of any timber or other wood material or metals until such account is taken of them as will secure a correct expenditure ; and he will cause daily returns to be made to the inspector of timber of the wood materials which may have been used or converted, and to what object applied, that he may be able to furnish the information necessary, in order that requisitions may be made to cover the expenditure. He will have

Naval Constructors.

such records and registers of timber kept as may be prescribed, that the particular species and quantities remaining on hand may at all times be known. All condemned timber shall be expended as such, and shall be included in the semi-monthly requisitions accordingly, as if expended in any other manner.

910.... He will examine and certify to the correctness of all bills for materials and supplies for work under his charge ; will examine as to the correctness of the pay-roll for labor ; will have made and sign the semi-monthly and other reports in his department that are required to be made by the Commandant of the yard to the Bureau of Construction and Repairs, the Commandant causing him to be furnished with the costs and expenditures necessary for this purpose.

911.... All requisitions for materials or articles in his department are to be made by the master workmen employed under his direction, and when countersigned by him are to be submitted for the approval of the Commandant of the yard, who will allow such as he may deem necessary. No articles or materials are to be purchased without previvus requisitions, nor are any to be used till they are duly inspected, approved, and received. He will have proper requisitions made to cover the expenditure of all the timber and wood materials which may have been used or condemned during the preceding half month by the master workmen.

912.... Master workmen under him will report at the middle and end of each month the expenditure of materials and labor upon the several objects under their immediate superintendence.

913 .... He will be responsible for all waste and improper use of materials by those under his general superintendence.

914....He will have an exact account kept of all materials and labor expended on each and every object, and report to the Commandant semi.monthly the operations on the same, distinguishing the number and classes of the men employed, and the kind and quantities of materials used on each.

915.-..He will carefully examine, at least once a month, all the vessels which may be on the stocks or in ordinary, to see that they are as effectually guarded against change of form or decay as circumstances will permit, and make a written report to the Commandant of the yard.

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