WASHINGTON — Anybody with an interest in history and tradition owes it to themselves to make a trip to Annapolis, Maryland to tour the United States Naval Academy, where our country’s finest Naval officers have been trained for almost 170 years.
Established as the Naval School in 1845 with a class of 50 midshipmen and seven professors, the name was changed to the United States Naval Academy in 1850. Since then the Academy has expanded to accommodate the growth and changes in the U.S. Navy. Its original 10 acre campus now covers over 300 acres along the Annapolis waterfront, and the student body now numbers over 4,000 midshipmen.
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