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United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is a federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.
The 338-acre campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay 33 miles east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments.

NAVAL ACADEMY, U.S. GRADUATION EXERCISES
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View of Annapolis, MD (Naval Academy)

Photo shows a view looking east of the Naval Academy and Fort Severn in the background (Source: Robert Worden, 2011.)

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

Midshipmen, class of 1902, incl. James O. Richardson, sit on Second Class Bench in semi-circle in front of Tripoli Monument.

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

2 women seated on cannon barrel, with midshipmen and guests.

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis: Learning the ropes

4 midshipmen and instructor teaching them about ropes on ship.

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis: the awkward squad, cadets just entering

Instructor and cadets at attention, with rifles.