United States Naval Academy

The Continental Navy established on October 13, 1775, was disbanded after the American Revolutionary War. Under the second President John Adams, in response to the threat to American merchant shipping by Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean, the Naval Act 1794 created a permanent standing U.S. Navy. In 1845 the Naval Academy was founded at old Fort Severn by Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland.

The entrance

Bancroft Hall

George Bancroft (1800 – 1891) was a historian, statesman and diplomat. During his short tenure as US Secretary of the Navy under President James Polk , he founded the Naval Academy.

Bancroft Hall is the largest contiguous academic dormitory in America. In fact, it is so large that it has its own zip code: 21412.

Buchanan House

Dahlgren Hall

The upper floor of this building is for student activities. There is a lounge area with many armchairs for students to socialize. The cafeteria is in the lower floor.

The chapel

Catholic Mass on Sundays is at 9am. There is also a Sunday service for Protestant students here at 11am. Daily Mass takes place at 12:30pm.

chapel 1

Bill the goat

Bill is the mascot of the Naval Academy.

Around “the Yard”

The Yard is what people at the Naval Academy call their campus.

Video tour of the USNA

Thank you for reading! We hope everyone has a good weekend.

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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