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Foundation

1920
March 20         
 Sims in Washington to testify before Senate Naval Affairs
 Committee regarding World War I naval operations.
1920
July 1 
Course begins with 30 students. Ends May 21, 1921.
1920 
December 1 
Secretary of the Navy in annual report recommends NWC be moved to Washington, D.C.
1920 
December 28 
Course begins with 45 students. Ends November 20, 1921.
1921 
May 6 
Approval by Bureau of Navigation to schedule one course per year.
1921 
June 30 
1922 class begins with 45 students. Ends May 20, 1922.
1922 
March 20 
U.S. Senate ratifies Washington Treaty of Naval Limitations.
1922 
April 18 
Samuel Compere, labor leader, addresses NWC.
1922 
July 3 
1923 class begins with 50 students including Chester W. Nimitz, Harold Stark, Thomas Hart. Ends May 20, 1923.
1922 
October 14 
Sims retires from active duty. Captain D. Blamer acting. 
1922 
November 3 
Rear Admiral Clarence Williams assumes NWC presidency. 
1923 
March 6 
General Order No. #48 establishes NWC junior course.
1923 
July 7 
1924 classes begin with 49 senior, 22 junior students.
Graduation  May 29, 1924.
1924 
February 13
Japanese delegation visits NWC. Included is Captain I. Yamamoto IJN, later C-in-C Combined Fleet, 1940-43.
1924 
February 21 
U.S. Army Industrial College established in Washington, D.C.
1924 
July 7 
1925 classes begin with 46 senior, 25 junior students.
Graduation May 29, 1925. 
1925 
January 24 
NWC observes total eclipse of sun with temperature at 6°F.
1925 
July 5 
1926 classes begin with 43 senior, 25 junior students.
Graduation May 27, 1926.
1925 
September 5 
Rear Admiral Williams detached for sea duty. Rear Admiral William Veazie Pratt assumes NWC presidency. 
1925 
September 25 
Formation of "Kitten Ball league" (softball). First organized NWC athletics.
1926 
July 1 
Logistics division included in NWC staff.
1926 
July 2 
1927 classes begin with 44 senior, 26 junior students. Graduation May 27, 1927. Senior class includes Raymond Spruance.
1927 
May 21 
U.S. Fleet in Narragansett Bay after Army-Navy exercises off New England.
1927 
May 24 
Critique of exercises held at NWC by C-in-C, Admiral Charles Hughes.
1927 
July 1 
1928 classes begin with 40 senior, 38 junior students.
Graduation May 29, 1928.
1927
September 17
Pratt detached for sea duty.
1927
September 19
Rear Admiral Joel Pringle assumes NWC presidency.
1928 
May 31 
NWC initiates correspondence courses for Naval Reserve officers.
1928 
July 3 
1929 classes begin with 48 senior, 52 junior students. Senior class includes H. Kent Hewitt. Graduation May 28, 1929.
1929 
July 1 
1930 classes begin with 48 senior, 35 junior students.
Graduation May 26, 1930.