The Board of Control, believing that a necessity existed for a new Watch, Quarter and Station Bill, has made an effort to bring up the matter for discussion in the Service, with the expectation of getting a uniform, simple, but elastic system adopted to meet the present conditions and various types of ships. To this end it requested an article from Commander Schroeder. This article appeared in the last number of the Institute and the discussions upon it appear in the present number. At the same time the Institute published in book form a scheme compiled by Lieut. Gove, which was more or less familiar to the service. In the following article Lieut. Gove explains the plan in general terms, and illustrates by inserting examples. The principal points upon which criticism and discussion are invited are in Part I, the Station Bills, and a discussion upon these is especially desired.
R. H. Jackson.
Sec. and Treas.
The book is divided for convenience into three parts.
Part I.—Contains a description of the organization, the "Watch, Quarter and Station Bills."