United States Merchant marine cadet corps and its academy at Kings Point

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United States Merchant marine cadet corps and its academy at Kings Point
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Here Is Your Opportunity



EDUCATION e TRAVEL. CAREER


SEVERAL thousand aggressive young
Americans have availed themselves of
the educational and career opportunities
offered by the United States Merchant
Marine Cadet Corps. These young men
have obtained a thorough professional
training, an excellent educational back-
ground, and have gone on to successful
careers as ship's officers in the United
States Merchant Marine and to responsible
positions in the great maritime industry,
and Government service.
The United States Merchant Marine


Cadet Corps was established on March 15,
1938, in keeping with the policy set forth
in the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 to
develop and maintain a strong Merchant
Marine manned with a trained and efficient
citizen personnel.
It is the objective of the United States
Merchant Marine Cadet Corps to graduate
only those Cadet-Midshipmen who will
prove worthy of the traditions of the
American Merchant Marine and its officers
in the service of their country and its
water-borne commerce.


The United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Long Island, N. Y.





































(Abover Third annual Congressional Board of Visitors reviews regiment of Cadet-Midshipmen
at Kings Point.

{Below} President Truman signs bill authorizing the granting of Bachelor of Science degree
to graduates upon accreditation of Kings Point by Association of American Universities.







- THE FIRST STEP


T HE purpose of this booklet is to take
you briefly, but step by step, along the
road traveled by a successful applicant for
-- the United States Merchant Marine Cadet
Corps. You TOO may obtain a free college
-" -education with pay of at least $65 per month
plus quarters, subsistence, travel to foreign
countries, and an exciting and remunerative
S career after graduation.
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ADMISSION TO THE CADET CORPS

Candidates for appointment as Cadet-
Midshipmen, having been qualified on the
basis of the requirements listed on the
back cover of this booklet, take competi-
tive scholastic tests which are conducted
semiannually by the United States Civil
Service Commission at conveniently lo-



(Top) Application form for appointment as Cadet-
Midshipman. (Center) Entrance examination. (Below
left) Physical examination. (Below} Entrance to Cadet
School, San Mateo, Calif.







TOWARD A CAREER

cated centers throughout the United
States, its territories and possessions.
Successful candidates are then ordered
to a United States Navy facility for a
Naval Reserve physical examination for
appointment as Midshipman, United
States Naval Reserve (inactive).
Appointments as Cadet-Midshipmen are
made on the basis of the standing made in
the competitive test and in relation to
State quotas which are based on popula-
tion.
To those who have proven themselves
qualified in all respects, notices of appoint-
ment are forwarded together with orders
to report to one of the Cadet Schools at
Pass Christian, Miss., or San Mateo,
Calif. Travel expenses at 5 cents per
mile are paid after satisfactory completion
of Fourth Class courses.


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(Top) Group reporting at Cadet School. (Center) Issue
of uniforms. {Below right) Cadet-Midshipmen march-
ing to first meal. {Below) Cadet School, Pass Chris-
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CADET-MIDSHIPMAN,

FOURTH CLASS


The successful candidate, having been
sworn in as Cadet-Midshipman, reports to
one of the Cadet Schools where he will
spend his first year as a Plebe with the
Cadet Corps.
After a brief indoctrination period, the
courses of instruction begin in earnest.
The curriculum includes not only the
professional studies such as Navigation,
Seamanship, Marine Engineering, Elec-
tricity, etc., but, also, Physics, Mathe-
matics, English, History, Science, and
other first-year college subjects in the
social sciences, natural sciences and
humanities.


Practical application of the classroom
studies is obtained in well-equipped lab-
oratories and aboard training vessels.
All Cadet-Midshipmen receive instruc-
tion and training in Naval Science and
Tactics, as is given in Naval ROTC units
at universities. The entire curriculum is
laid out with the objective of giving the
Cadet-Midshipman a basic knowledge of
the duties and problems that will confront
him during his Third Class year on mer-
chant ships, and lay a foundation for
future academic work at Kings Point.
The social and recreational requirements
of active young men are not overlooked.
Dances, smokers, movies, and trips to
points of interest are regularly scheduled.
The Cadet Schools are well equipped
for all kinds of sports and all Cadet-Mid-
shipmen are required to participate in
intramural football, baseball, swimming,
tennis, basketball, and other sports.


Cadet-Midshipmen at first review.


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CADET-MIDSHIPMAN, THIRD CLASS


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Cadet-Midshipmen of the Third Class
spend approximately 1 year at sea on
board merchant or training vessels. This
is one of the unique and outstanding points
of the educational program offered by the
Cadet Corps and it gives the Cadet-
Midshipman an opportunity to learn at
first hand about the ships upon which he
will later serve as an officer.
While aboard ship, the Cadet-Midship-
man receives $82.50 per month, plus
quarters and subsistence. He lives with
the officers and eats at the officers "mess."
Six hours per day are devoted to ship's
work, 2 hours per day are allotted for
study. In addition, the Cadet-Midship-
man is expected to devote 2 hours of his
own time for study assignments.


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(Top} Merchant vessel in rough
sea. (Center) Cadet-Midshipmen's
room aboard ship. {Above) S. S.
America. Left)S. S.Delbrazil-C3
passenger and cargo ship.


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THE SEVEN SEAS ARE OUR CAMPUS


Assignments to vessels are made by the
District Supervisors in New York, New
Orleans, and San Francisco. Instructors
attached to these offices, and at the Pan-
ama Canal Zone, visit ships carrying
Cadet-Midshipmen with the purpose of
inspecting the Cadet-Midshipmen, check-
ing their work, assisting them in every
way possible with their study and work
assignments, and conducting quarterly
examinations.
The year at sea, in addition to serving
as a practical laboratory, affords the
Cadet-Midshipman a wonderful travel
opportunity, with visits to foreign coun-
tries the world over.


(Below) Cadet-Midshipmen (Third Class) report aboard
for sea duty. Cadet-Midshipman (Engineer) opening
overboard discharge. Instructor checks progress on
study assignments while vessel is in port. Cadet-
Midshipman checks cargo.


fRight} Cadet-Midshipman
(Deck) taking sight from
bridge. [Below) Foreign
scenes such as these are
well-known to Cadet-
Midshipmen. Their travels
take them to the countries
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Upon completion of his Third Class year
at sea, the Cadet-Midshipman reports to
the United States Merchant Marine Acad-
emy, at Kings Point, Long Island, N. Y.,
as a Second Classman.
The Academy now consists of approxi-
mately 60 acres on which are located
numerous permanent buildings. Of modern
design, the buildings at Kings Point pro-
vide every facility for the education of
future ship's officers.
The faculty consists of carefully selected
regular officers of the United States Mer-
chant Marine, and other specialists, who,
because of their experience, ability, and
aptitude, are able to transmit their knowl-
edge to Cadet-Midshipmen.


(Top) The bark training vessel
Emery Rice (Ex RANGER
Nantuckes). This famous
vessel is now moored at the
Academy at Kings Point.
(Below) Academy scenes.
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AT THE ACADEMY AT KINGS POINT, NEW YORK


The courses of study at Kings Point, as
at the Cadet School, are all on a college
level. These courses include professional
subjects such as marine engineering, navi-
gation, electricity, ship construction,
naval science and tactics, and, also, courses
in economics, business administration,
languages, history, science and other sub-
jects in the natural sciences, social sci-
ences, and humanities.
An act of Congress authorizes the
Academy to award Bachelor of Science
degrees to its graduates upon accreditation
by the Association of American Uni-
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{Top} Regiment on review. fRight) Cadet-Midship-
men's room. (Below) Training vessel Kings Pointer.
(Below right Engine laboratory. {Bottom) Cadet-Mid-
shipmen (Engine) at class. (Bottom right) Chart room.







EXTRACURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES


Fully aware of the fact that "all work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy," an
extensive program of sports and other
extracurricular activities is carried out,
thoroughly supervised by qualified
personnel.
Great stress is placed on intra-mural
activities so that all Cadet-Midshipmen
will have an opportunity to participate


in sports and derive the benefits that come
from such competition.
Teams representing the Academy com-
pete with major colleges in football,
baseball, tennis, swimming, and other
recognized sports.
Activities open to all Cadet-Midshipmen
include:
"Midships" (year book) Orchestra
"Polaris" (monthly publication) Band
Rifle Team Movies Dances
Debating Society Camera Club
Glee Club Radio Club
Philosophers Club Propeller Club
Religious Activities Yacht Club


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NAVAL TRAINING AT

THE ACADEMY AND

CADET SCHOOLS

Cadet-Midshipmen also hold concurrent
appointments as Midshipmen, Merchant
Marine Reserve, United States Naval
Reserve, and while in the Cadet Corps,
all are required to complete successfully
a full course in Naval Science and Tactics
which is conducted by Naval officers.
The purpose of this training is to enable
all Cadet-Midshipmen to qualify as com-
missioned officers in the United States
Naval Reserve.
During the war, approximately 2,000
Kings Point graduates served as officers
with the Navy. The United States Mer-
chant Marine Cadet Corps is justly proud
of the outstanding records made by its
graduates in the Navy.
Under peacetime regulations, graduates
may qualify for a tour of active duty in
the Navy as commissioned officers.













































(Left to right) Among the grad-
uates: (1) Commander Jack
M. Windas, Class of 1942,
Master S. S. San Mateo
Victory; (2) Russel H. Holm,
Class of 1942, Marine Esti-
mator; (3) Murry Morse,
Class of 1942, former Chief
Mate S. S. Fred Herrling, now
Editor of Nautical Magazine,
The Log.


GRADUATION DAY


The Cadet-Midshipman is justly proud as
he steps forward to receive official recog-
nition of his 4-year course. He is now a
qualified Deck or Engineer officer in the
Merchant Marine and he holds commis-
sions as Ensign in the United States Naval
Reserve and the United States Maritime
Service. A degree of Bachelor of Science
will be awarded upon accreditation of the
Academy by the Association of American
Universities.
Along with his classmates, he can look
forward to an active, remunerative, and
interesting career as an officer aboard ships
of the.Merchant Marine in which he may
attain positions of command or Chief
Engineer. With sea experience, he may
later follow other graduates into related
activities of the shipping industry and
Government service, such as Port Captain,
Port Engineer, Marine Superintendent,
Superintending Engineer, Operating Man-
ager, Personnel Officer, Traffic Department,
Shipping Company Representative in for-
eign service, Ship's Servicing, Ship Con-
struction, Piloting, Naval Architectural
Engineer, Admiralty Law, Export-Import
Business, or Government Service.
He is confident as he looks forward to
the future for, whichever path he takes,
he has the training and education to bring
him success.


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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 3 126208484 2292


(a) The candidate must be a male citizen of the United
States, native born or naturalized at least 10. years
prior to the date of filing application.
(b) Be unmarried.
(c) Be not less than 16% and not yet 21 years of age
for approval of application to take scholastic test;
at least 17 years when ordered to take physical
examination. Discharged veterans, armed services
and merchant marine are granted an age waiver to
twenty-fourth birthday and are also allowed five
points additional on competitive scholastic test.
(d) Produce evidence of credits from accredited schools
consisting of 15 units as follows:
Two in mathematics (including one in algebra, one
in plane geometry).
Three in English.
One in science (except biology).
Nine electives.
(NOTE.-Credit will be allowed senior high school
students for studies in progress at time of application-
subject to satisfactory completion.)
(e) Take competitive scholastic test held throughout
the country.
(f) Pass the physical examination required by the Navy
for appointment as Midshipman in the United States
Naval Reserve.
(g) Possess a firm desire to pursue a life-long career in
the Merchant Marine.







Application forms and a catalog giving detailed information will be mailed upon request.
Address all communications to: Supervisor, U. S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps, Training
Division, U. S. Maritime Commission, Washington 25, D. C.

U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE O 47 722192
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