National Geographic : 1936 Jun
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph byLuis Marden NINE TIMES IN ONE DAY, THE FIRST BATTALION MAY REPEAT THISFORMATION For every academic activity, from assembling for meals to attending class or drills, midshipmen fall infor roll call and inspection. Assoon asthe bugle sounds "Assembly," plebes must start double-timing to their customary places. Bancroft Hall (right),the huge dormitory inwhich allmidshipmen live, rises beside the Severn where the river joins Chesapeake Bay. In the distance is the famous yacht America (Color Plate VIII).