Naval Education. Prize Essay, 1879. By Lieut.-Com. A. D. Brown, U.S.N.
Naval Education. First Honorable Mention. By Lieut.-Com. C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N.
Naval Education. Second Honorable Mention. By Commander A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
“The Naval Policy of the United States.” Prize Essay, 1880. By Lieutenant Charles Belknap, U.S.N.
The Type of (I) Armored Vessel, (II) Cruiser best suited to the Present Needs of the United States. Prize Essay, 1881. By Lieutenant E. W. Very, U.S.N.
Second Prize Essay, 1881. By Lieutenant Seaton Schroeder, U.S.N.
Our Merchant Marine: The Causes of its Decline and the Means to be taken for its Revival. “Nil clarius aquis.” Prize Essay, 1882. By Lieutenant J. D. J. Kelley, U.S.N.
“Mais il faut cultiver notre jardin.” Honorable Mention. By Master C. G. Calkins, U.S.N.
“Spero meliora.” Honorable Mention. By Lieut.-Com. F. F. Chadwick, U.S.N.
“Causa latet: vis est notissima.” Honorable Mention. By Lieutenant R. Wainwright, U.S.N.