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Foundation
1910 
June 1 
Summer conference begins with 26 students plus General Board in attendance on occasion. "Estimate of Situation and Formulation of Orders" introduced. Ends October 1. 
1911 
June 2 
Summer conference begins with 28 students. Ends September 30. 
1911 
October 1 
Long course begins with four students from summer conference; course ends September 30, 1912. 
1911 
November 20 
R.P. Rodgers retires from active duty. Captain William Ledyard Rodgers assumes NWC presidency.
1912 
June 1 
Summer conference begins with 28 students. Ends September 30.
1912 
October 1
Long course begins with six students from summer conference.
1913 
February 1 
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School established at Annapolis, Md.
1913 
June 2 
Summer conference begins with 26 students. Ends October1 last such course.
1913 
October 1 
1912 long course ends. Diplomas awarded to graduates of 1911 and 1912 long courses. 1913-14 long course begins with six students. Ends July 3, 1914.
1913 
December 15 
Rodgers detached for sea duty. Rear Admiral Austin Knight assumes NWC presidency.
1914 
January 1 
Long course begins with 13 students. Ends December 22.
1914 
January 17 
General order No. #70 establishes NWC curriculum at two long courses per year. 
1914 
April 1 
General Order No. #89 establishes NWC correspondence courses. 
1914 
July 13 
Long course begins with six students. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels speaks. Ends June 26, 1915
1914 
December 1 
Death of Alfred Thayer Mahan in Washington, D.C.
1915 
January 1 
Course begins with 14 students. Ends December 22.
1915 
March 3 
Formation of Office of Naval Operations in Navy Department. 
1915 
March 14 
Death of William McCarty Little in Newport, R.I.
1915 
July 5 
Course begins with 20 students. Ends June 26, 1916. 
1916 
January 2 
Course begins with 15 students. Ends December 15. 
1916 
May 31 
Battle of Jutland between British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet—most studied action at the NWC.
1916 
July 5 
Course begins with 19 students. Disbands in April 1917.
1916 
October 7 
German submarine U-53 at Newport. CO calls on NWC president. 
1917 
January 2 
Course begins with 20 students. Course disbands in April. 
1917 
February 16 
Knight detached for sea duty. Captain William Sims assumes NWC presidency. 
1917 
March 24 
Rear Admiral Sims reports to Navy Department for duty.
1917 
April 6 
United States enters World War I. NWC closes except for Library.
1917 
May 1 
Commander C.P. Eaton (Ret.) assumes NWC presidency (acting). 
1917 
June 9 
Sims detached from NWC. 
1917 
November 21 
Commodore James Parker (Ret.) assumes NWC presidency (acting). 
1918 
November 11 
Armistice Day, end of World War I hostilities.
1919 
March 15 
Captain Reginald Belknap assumes NWC presidency (acting). 
1919 
April 11 
Sims returns to Newport and assumes NWC presidency. 
1919 
July 1 
Course begins with 31 students. Ends June 2. 
1919 
December 2 
Course begins with 30 students. Ends November 20.