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700.301 Senior Military Officer of the Department of the Navy. 700.302 Succession to duties. 700.303 Specific authority and duties of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. 700.304 Authority and responsibility. 700.305 Naval Vessel Register, classification of naval craft, and status of Ships and Service Craft. 700.306 The Chief of Naval Material. 700.307 The Chief of Naval Personnel and the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. 700.308 Naval Inspector General. 700.309 Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. 700.310 Commander Fleet. 700.311 Commander Forces, Europe. 700.312 Commander, mand. 700.313 Commander, Command. 700.314 Commander, Cations Command. 700.315 Oceanographer of the Navy.

in Chief, U.S. Pacific

Military Sealift ComNaval Intelligence

Naval TeleCommuni

700.316 Commander, Naval Oceanography Command.

700.317 Commander, Naval Security Group Command.

700.318 Chief of Naval Education and Training.

in Chief, U.S. Naval

700.319 Chief of Naval Reserve.

700.320 Commandant.S of Naval DistrictS.

700.321 President, Board of Inspection and Survey.

Subport D–The Commandant of the Morine Corps

700.401 700.402 700.403 700.404

Senior officer of the Marine Corps. Succession to duties. Authority and responsibilities. Specific responsibilities. 700.405 Composition of the Marine Corps. 700.406 Relationships between the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Material. 700.407 Serving with the Army by order of the President.

Subport E–The United Stotes Coost Gudro (When Operating As a Service of the


700.501 Relationship and operation as a Service in the Navy.

700.502 Commandant of the Coast Guard.

700.503 Duties and responsibilities.

Subport F-Commonders in Chief dnd Other Commonders

700.601 Titles of Commanders.

700.602 Responsibility and authority of a Commander.

700.603 To announce assumption of command.

700.604 Readiness.

700.605 Observance of international law.

Subpart G—The Commanding Officer

700.701 Applicability. 700.702 Responsibility. 700.703 [Reserved] 700.704 Organization of commands. 700.705–700,708 [Reserved] 700.709 Unauthorized persons on board. 700.710 Control of passengers. 700.711 Authority over passengers. 700.712 [Reserved] 700.713 Person found under incriminating Circumstances. 700.714 Rules for visitS. 700.715 Dealers, tradesmen, and agentS. 700.716 Marriages on-board. 700.717 Postal matters. 700.718–700.719 [Reserved] 700.720 Death.S. 700.721 The American National Red Cross. 700.722–700.723 [Reserved] 700.724 Maintenance of Logs. 700.725 Status of Logs.

700.726 Records. 700.727–700.728 [Reserved] 700.729 Delivery of personnel to civil authorities and Service of Subpoena. Or other proceSS. 700.730–700.732 [Reserved] 700.733 Responsibility of a master of an inService ship of the Military Sealift Command. 700.734 Relations with merchant Seamen. 700.735 [Reserved] 700.736 Physical security. 700.737 Effectiveness for Service. 700.738–700.739 [Reserved] 700.740 Search by foreign authorities. 700.741–700.746 [Reserved] 700.747 Status of boats. 700.748 [Reserved] 700.749 Work, facilities, supplies, or Services for other Government departmentS, State or local governments, foreign governments, private parties, and morale, welfare, and recreational activities. 700.750–700.751 [Reserved] 700.752 Responsibility for safety of ships and craft at a naval Station or Shipyard. 700.753 Ships and craft in drydock. 700.754 Pilotage. 700.755 Safe navigation and regulations governing operation of ships and aircraft. 700.756 Duties of the prospective commanding officer of a ship. 700.757 Authority of the commanding officer or prospective commanding officer of a naval nuclear powered Ship. 700.758 Inspection incident to commissioning of Ships. 700.759–700.762 [Reserved] 700,763 Quarantine. 700.764 Customs and immigration inspections. 700.765 Environmental pollution. 700.766–700.767 [Reserved] 700.768 Care of Ships, aircraft, vehicles, and their equipment.

Subport H–Precedence, Authority, and Commond

700.811 Exercise of authority. 700.812–700.816 [Reserved] 700.817 Authority of an officer who succeeds to command. 700.818–700.829 [Reserved] 700.830 Authority of a sentry. 700.831–700.833 [Reserved] 700.834 Orders to active Service.

Subpart l—The Senior Officer Present

700.901 The Senior officer present. 700.902 [Reserved] 700.903 Authority and responsibility. 700.904 Authority of senior officer of the

Marine Corps present. 700.905–700.921 [Reserved] 700.922 Shore patrol.

700.923 PreCautions for health.

700.924–700.934 [Reserved]

700.935 Exercise of power of consul.

700.936–700.939 [Reserved]

700.940 Granting of asylum and temporary refuge.

Subport J-Rights and Responsibilities of Persons in the Department of the Navy

700.1115 Control of Official records. 700.1116 Disclosure and publication of information. 700.1117 Official records in civil courts. 700.1118–700.1119 [Reserved] 700.1120 Rules for preventing collisions, afloat and in the air. 700.1121-700.1132 [Reserved] 700.1133 USe of title for commercial enterprises. 700.1134–700.1142 [Reserved] 700.1143 Return of Government property on release from active Service. 700.1144 Issue or loan of public property. 700.1145–700.1149 [Reserved] 700.1150 Alcoholic liquors. 700.1151 Responsibilities concerning marijuana, narcotics, and other controlled Substances. 700.1152–700.1160 [Reserved] 700.1161 Endorsement of commercial product Or process.

Subpdrs K–Purpose and Force of Reguldtions within the Department of the Novy

700.1201 Purpose and force of United States Navy Regulations.

700.1202 ISSuances concerning matters over which control is exercised.

AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 6011; 38 FR 7892, Mar. 26, 1973.

SOURCE: 39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, unless

otherwise noted.

Subport A–The Deportment of the Novy

$700.101 Origin and authority.

(a) The naval affairs of the country began with the war for independence, the American Revolution. On 13 October 1775, CongreSS passed legislation forming a committee to purchase and arm two ships. This in effect created the Continental Navy. Two battalions of Marines were authorized on 10 November 1775. Under the Constitution, the First Congress on 7 August 1789, assigned responsibility for the conduct of naval affairs to the War Department. On 30 April 1798, the Congress established a separate Navy Department with the Secretary of the Navy as its chief officer. On 11 July 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was established as a separate Service, and in 1834 was made a part of the Department of the Navy.

(b) The National Security Act of 1947, as amended, is the fundamental law governing the position of the Department of the Navy in the organization for national defense. In 1949, the Act was amended to establish the Department of Defense as an Executive Department, and to establish the Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force (formerly established as Executive Departments by the 1947 Act) as military departments within the Department of Defense.

(c) The responsibilities and authority of the Department of the Navy are vested in the Secretary of the Navy, and are subject to his reassignment and delegation. The Secretary is bound by the provisions of law, the direction of the President and the Secretary of Defense, and, along with all Government agencies, the regulations of Certain nondefense agencies in their respective areas of functional responSibility.

$700.102. Objectives.

The fundamental objectives of the Department of the Navy, within the Department of Defense, are

(a) To organize, train, equip, prepare, and maintain the readiness of Navy and Marine Corps forces for the performance of military missions as directed by the President or the Secretary of Defense, and

(b) To support Navy and Marine Corps forces, including the Support of such forces and the forces of other military departments, as directed by the Secretary of Defense, which are assigned to unified or Specified Commands. Support, as here used, includes administrative, personnel, material and fiscal support, and technological support through research and development.

$700.103 Composition.

The Department of the Navy is separately organized under the Secretary of the Navy. It operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense. It is composed of the

executive part of the Department of the Navy; the Headquarters, United States Marine Corps; the entire Operating forces, including naval aviation, of the United States Navy and of the United States Marine Corps, and the reserve components of those Operating forces; and all shore activities, headquarters, forces, bases, installations, activities, and functions under the Control or supervision of the Secretary of the Navy. It includes the United States Coast Guard when it is Operating as a Service in the Navy.

$700.104 The principal parts of the Department of the Navy.

(a) Functionally, organizationally and geographically the Department of the Navy has from practically the beginning Of the Federal Government under the Constitution consisted of three parts: The Operating Forces of the Navy, the Navy Department, and the Shore Establishment.

(b) The Operating forces of the Navy comprise the several fleets, Sea-going forces, Sea-frontier forces, district forces, Fleet, Marine Forces, Other a Ssigned Marine Corps Forces, the Military Sealift Command, and other forces and activities that may be assigned thereto by the President or the Secretary of the Navy.

(c) The Navy Department refers to the Central executive Offices of the Department of the Navy located at the seat of the government. The Navy Department is organizationally comprised of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy which includes his Civilian Executive Assistants, Offices of his ASsistants, and the headquarters Organizations of the Office of Naval Research, the Office of the Judge Advocate General, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Navy; the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Headquarters, United States Marine Corps; and, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Headquarters, Naval Material Command, and the headquarters organizations of the Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In addition, the Headquarters, United States Coast Guard, is included when the United States Coast Guard is operating as a Service in the Navy.

(d) The shore establishment is Comprised of shore activities with defined missions approved for establishment by the Secretary of the Navy.

$700,105 Definition of terms.

The following definitions shall apply to the regulations in this part: (a) Command—(DOD). (1) The authority which a commander in the military service lawfully exercises over his Subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Command includes the authority and responsibility for effectively using available resources and for planning the employment of, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling military forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions. It also includes responsibilities for health, welfare, morale, and discipline of assigned personnel. (2) An order given by a commander; that is, the will of the commander expressed for the purpose of bringing about a particular action. (3) A unit or units, an Organization, or an area, under the command of One individual. (4) To dominate by a field of weaponfire or by observation from a superior position. (b) Superior. A commander or officer in command of a senior force, unit, or organization in line of command. Also, a senior person in line of command. (c) Flag and general officers. Flag officer means an officer of the Navy or Coast Guard above the grade of Captain. General officers means an officer of the Marine Corps, the Army, or the Air Force above the grade of Colonel. (d) Person in the naval service. Means a person, male or female, appointed or enlisted in, or inducted or conscripted into, the Navy or the Marine Corps. Also, same meaning for member of the naval service. (e) Persons in the Department of the Navy. All persons in the naval Service and civilians employed under the Department of the Navy. (f) Ships. A classification of waterborne craft which comprises generally the oceangoing vessels and craft of the Navy, and such other water-borne Craft as may be assigned this classification. (g) Service craft. A classification of water-borne craft which comprises gen

erally the water-borne utilitarian craft not classified as ships or boats. (h) Boats. A classification of waterborne craft which comprises generally the water-borne craft suitable primarily for shipboard and similar use. (i) Active Status. A status of ships and service craft. Active status ships or service craft are assigned to the active fleets and to their supporting activities or are ships of the Military Sealift Command which are titled in the United States or are operated under long-term bareboat charter. Ships and Service craft in active status are “in commission” or “in Service.” (j) Inactive status. A status of Ships and service craft. Inactive status ships and Service craft are in reserve and not currently required for duty in the active fleets or Supporting forces. Ships and service craft in inactive status are “in commission, in reserve,” or ‘‘in Service, in reserve”. Or “Out of CommisSion, in reserve” or “Out of Service, in reserve.” (k) Special status. A status of Ships and Service craft. Ships and Service craft in special status shall include those units for which the Navy is charged with certain responsibilities by reason of custody or title, but which are not in the active or inactive Status. Ships and service craft in Special status are “in commission, special” or “in service, special” or “out of commisSion, special” or “Out of Service, SpeCial.” (1) Vessel. Includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation. On Water. (1 U.S.C. 3). (m) Naval activity. A unit of the Department of the Navy, of distinct identity, and established under an officer in command or in charge. (n) Naval station. A naval activity on shore, having a commanding officer, and located in an area having fixed boundaries, within which all persons are subject to naval jurisdiction and immediate authority of the commanding officer.

[41 FR 18074, Apr. 30, 1976]

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