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Naval Constructors ....Civil Engineers.

916.... In docking or undocking a vessel be will make all the needful preparations for taking her in and out properly; and, when docked, the moving, placing, and securing her will be done under his superintendence.

917.... When there is no Civil Engineer attached to a navy yard, his duties will devolve upon the Naval Constructor, until some other person shall be appointed by the Navy Department to perform them.

SECTION 15.

Civil Engineers.

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918.... When there shall be a Civil Engineer or Architect employed at any navy yard, he will act under the direction of the Commandant, ard Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks.

919.... He will have the superintendence and charge of the erection and repairs of all buildings in the yards, and of all docks and wharves. He will have the immediate superintendence and direction of the Architect, when one is employed at the same yard with himself, and of all master and other workmen employed on said works, and will recommend their respective wages, and be responsible for the proper distribution and employment of all materials for said work.

920.... He will conform strictly to the instructions he may receive for executing the work, and will prepare plans and estimates of cost, with bills of materials and schedules for advertisements which may be pecessary for such works as may be directed. These plans and estimates of cost must be prepared in duplicate for transmission to the Bureau of Yards and Docks, one of which, when duly approved, will be returned to the Commander of the yard for the guidance of the Commandant and Engineer, and the other retained in the Bureau.

921.... He will, at the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Commandant a report, giving a clear and distinct statement of the condition of the several works of improvement confided to his charge, the original estimate to complete, the amount appropriated for each object, progress made upon each, and the total amount expended during the year, the amount of appropriations unexpended for each, and the additional

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amount, if any, required to complete such work ; and if more is required than was originally estimated, the reasons must be fully stated.

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

He will inform the Commandant, in writing, of the number of persons required, and suggest names, in the various departments under his control, and when the services of any are no longer required, he will report to the Commandant the persons that may be dispensed with.

924... The inspection and measurement of all materials, and of all works under his charge, will be under his supervision and control.

925.... He will examine and certify to the correctness of all bills for materials and supplies for works under his charge; will examine as to the correctness of the pay-roll for labor, and sign monthly and semimonthly reports, in his department, that are required to be made by the Commandant of the yard to the Bureau of Yards and Docks.

926.... All requisitions for materials or articles in his department are to be made by the master workmen employed under his direction, countersigned by him, and sent for approval to the Commandant of the yard, who will allow such as he may deem necessary. No articles or materials are to be purchased without previous requisition, nor are any to be used till they are duly inspected, approved, and receipted for.

927.... 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.

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

929....He will keep an exact account of all materials and labor expended upon each object, and report to the Commandant, semimonthly, the operations on the same, distinguishing the number and classes of the men employed, and the kind and quantities of materials used on each.

930....He will be careful that the sums expended, and the liabilities incurred, shall not exceed the appropriation for any work; to which end he will be furnished by the Commandant with copies of appropria

Master Workmen.

tions and contracts made, and of orders issued in relation to any of the works under his control ; and he will be held responsible for the execution of the works confided to him according to the plans approved by the bureau, and within the time and amount estimated by him. On failing to do so, he will be required to account satisfactorily therefor.

SECTION 16.

Master Workmen.

931.... A board will inquire into the qualifications of those selected by the Navy Department for appointment as master workmen, and report upon their fitness to the Bureau of Yards and Docks. The board will consist of the Executive Officer, the Chief Engineer, the Naval Constructor, or the Civil Engineer of the yard, as the case may demand. In the absence of the Constructor or Engineer his assistant shall act in his place.

932....The master workmen shall, either alone or with others who may be employed in the navy yard, when they may be directed, inspect stores that may be received into the yard in their respective departments, and certify as to the quality, and reasonableness of price.

933.... They shall be in the yard at the times of commencing work, and keep, in due form, an account of the labor performed by each individual in their respective departments, upon differ::nt olijects, and hand copies of the same, daily, to the clerk of the Commanding Officer, and also to the Chief Engineer, Naval Constructor, or Civil Engineer, if under the direction of either, and if not, to the clerk of the yard.

934 .... They shall have the immediate control of, and be vigilant to insure constant diligence from, all those who may be employed under their special direction.

935.... They shall attend all surveys and conversions of materials in their respective departments, and, if necessary, they may suggest measures for their better preservation.

936.... In the selection of workmen they may suggest the names of persors to be employed, but their employment shall be made with the approval of their superiors in office. Whenever men shall be required, and new ones takep into the yard who may not be known to the Chiefs

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of the respective departments as good workmen in their several branches, they shall be examined by the chief of the department, whether it be the Chief Engineer, Naval Constructor, or Civil Engineer, and are not to be received unless they are found to be competent and correct men. When a reduction is required, they may suggest the names of the persons, but the selection for discharge shall be approved by the head of the department, under the direction of the Commandant, and embrace those whose services can best be dispensed with consistently with the interest of the government and justice to individuals.

937 .... They will hand to the clerk of the Chief Engineer, Naval Constructor, or Civil Engineer, daily, an account of all the timber and other materials which may have been taken for use the preceding day by them, or by their direction.

938.... No article wbatever is to be taken or used without the knowledge of the proper master workman.

939.... The master workmen must give their regular personal attendance, and are only to be paid, like all other persons who receive daily pay, for the time they actually attend to their duty in the yard, except when special exemptions shall be granted with the approbation of the Navy Department.

910.-..No inaster workman shall leave the yard during working hours without the knowledge and consent of the head of the department in which he is employed, who shall report his absence to the Com. mandant. No person employed under him shall leave the yard during working hours without the permission of the Commandant or Executive Officer.

941.... If any mechanic or other person employed in a navy yard shall be dismissed for misconduct, by proper authority, such person shall not again be employed in any navy yard, except by direction of the Secretary of the Navy.

SECTION 17.

Naval Storekeepers.

942 ....The Naval Storekeeper shall take charge of such stores and materials, excepting such as come under the cognizance of the Bureaus

Naval Storekeepers.

of Ordnance, Navigation, Medicine and Surgery, and Provisions and Clothing, as may be received into the yard for the public service, and confided to him, and be held responsible for the expenditure of the same, conformably to the general instructions of the service, or to the special orders of the Navy Department.

943.-.. He will, under the direction of the Commanding Officer of the yard, have charge of the keys of all storehouses and buildings containing articles for which he is responsible. They must never be taken out of the yard, and when not in use must be kept hung up in some safe and accessible place.

944.... Whenever he may be directed by the Commanding Officer, he sball make requisitions upon the purchasing agents for open purchases, or upon contractors, when the required articles are deliverable under contract, for all articles which may be wanted, and present the same to him for his approval. Such requisitions must always specify the appropriation and class, and, when practicable, the particular object for which the articles are required ; and separate requisitions must be made under each appropriation for which articles may be wanted. Requisitions for articles purchased at the expense of contractors must be made in the form given in section 20 of this article.

945....He shall not give a receipt for any articles delivered in the yard, whether purchased by purchasing agents or delivered by contractors, until he shall have been furnished with an invoice or bill stating the particular articles, their cost, and the object or appropriation for which they were purchased, nor until they shall have been certified to be of proper quality by the inspecting officers, unless directed by written order of the Commanding Officer.

946.... All articles which may be received into the yard for public service, or which may be placed in the Storekeeper's charge by the orders of the Commanding Officer, shall be immediately entered by the Storekeeper in his books under the respective appropriations to which they belong.

947.... He shall not deliver articles for any other object or appro. priation than that for which they were originally received, except by a written order of, or upon a requisition approved by, the Commanding

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