royal naval college.—private students of naval
architecture and marine engineering, scholarships, and free
My lords commissioners of the admiralty are pleased to issue the
following regulations for private students of naval architecture and
marine engineering who may he allowed to study at the royal naval
college at Greenwich, also respecting scholarships and free studentships
at the college:
1. A limited number of students unconnected with the naval service will
be permitted [Page 428] to receive”
instruction at the royal naval college in the course laid down for
acting second-class assistant engineers and dock-yard apprentices.
2. The full course will be for three sessions of nine months each j and
no private student, except under special circumstances, will be allowed
to remain longer.
3. The fee (payable in advance before entry) is £30 for each session, or
£75 for the full course.
4. Students who have already paid one fee of £30 will be allowed to
compound for the next two sessions by a payment of £50 at the
commencement of the second session.
5. Students not connected with the naval service will reside outside the
precincts of the college.
6. Facilities for visiting the dock-yards during the vacations will be
afforded to all private students, being British subjects.
7. Applications for admission to the college should be addressed to the
secretary of the admiralty, Whitehall. Foreigners should apply through
8. My lords reserve entire discretion in the selection of the candidates
to be admitted.
9. Private students will be examined before entrance in the following
- The ordinary rules of arithmetic.
- Algebra up to quadratic equations, the tlnee progressions, the
binomial theorem, and the use of logarithms.
- The subjects of the first four books of Euclid’s Elements.
Proportion and similar figures, or the definitions of the fifth
book, and the subjects of the sixth book of Euclid’s
- The definitions and fundamental formulae of plane
trigonometry, including the solution of plane triangles.
- Elements of statics, dynamics, and hydrostatics.
- Elements of co-ordinate geometry (right line and
- Geometrical drawing.
- Practical ship-building or marine engineering.
10. This examination will be held at the royal naval college on the last
Tuesday of May in each year, and candidates who pass it satisfactorily
will be allowed to join the college on the 1st of October next
scholarships and free
11. A limited number of free studentships will be offered to private
students who, having passed the entrance examination, pass
satisfactorily a further examination to be held at the royal naval
college on the first Monday in June, in the following subjects, and
stand highest in order of merit:
- Algebra, exponential and logarithmic series, and the elements
of the theory of logarithms.
- Elementary plane and solid geometery, including the subjects
of the first six and of the eleventh and twelfth books of
- Plane trigonometry up to De Moivre’s theorem and
- Plane and co-ordinate geometry up to the general equation of
the second degree.
- Elements of differential and integral calculus.
- Applied mathematics, including kinematics, kinetics, and
hydrostatics, with easy applications of differential and
- Physics and chemistry.
- Practical ship-building or practical marine
12. These free studentships will be tenable for three sessions, provided
the ordinary college examinations at the end of each session be passed
13. To the candidate who comes out first in order of merit among those
who gain free studentships a scholarship of £50 a year, tenable for
three years, will be awarded, subject also to the condition that the
college examination be passed satisfactorily.
14. Should a free studentship become vacant before the three years,
during which it was tenable have expired, it may be awarded to a student
who failed to gain one on entry, and who has since distinguished himself
by his progress and his position in the college examinations, and be
held by him during the remainder of his course at the college, subject
to the above-mentioned condition as to examination. This possibility
shall also apply to any scholarship that may lapse.
By command of their lordships.