National Geographic : 1936 Jun
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph byW. Robert Moore andMaynard Uwen Williams "STAND NAVY DOWN THE FIELD" THUNDERS THE ACADEMY BAND AS WHITE- AND BLUE-CLAD MIDSHIPMEN PASS IN REVIEW Favorite spectacles for visitors are the dress parades that feature June Week. This field is named in honor ofRear Admiral John Lorimer Worden, once Superintendent of the Naval Academy, who commanded the Monitor in the famous battle with the Merrimac atHampton Roads onMarch 9,1862. The uniform for the paraders is "monkey jackets" (tight-fitting, full-dress coats) and white trousers, uncomfortable clothing for the hot weather that usually prevails. On this parade ground the midshipmen drill during their four years at the Academy.