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INSURV

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Notes from the President

Board of Inspection and Survey 2600 Tarawa Court, Suite 250 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459

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 History and Guidance

 

The Board of Inspection and Survey was initially established in 1868 by CONGRESS to ensure that the ships of the United States Navy are properly equipped for prompt, reliable, sustained mission readiness at sea. In 1882, CONGRESS enacted legislation which established the Board of Inspection and Survey under statutory authority, U.S Code Title X, 7304, which requires a Board of Naval Officers to conduct a Material Inspection of all naval ships at least once every three years, if practicable. INSURV has been operating continuously under this authority since that date.

Additional and Applicable Governing Guidance In addition to the U.S. Code Title X, 7304, SECNAVINST 5040.3, Department of The Navy Inspection Program (DONIP) and OPNAVINST 4730.5(series) Trials and Material Inspections of Ships provide additional directions and responsibilities to the President, Board of Inspection and Survey (PRESINSURV).

Instructions and procedures established by PRESINSURV for conducting inspections, surveys and trials are found in the following INSURV instructions; a)INSURVINST 4730.1, Material Inspections of Surface Ships, b) INSURVINST 4730.2, Material Inspections of Submarines, c) INSURVINST 4730.3, Trials of Surface Ships.

 

 Notable Presidents

 

  

  

 Admiral Farragut

Admiral Porter

Commodore Semmes

Admiral Dewey

Vice Admiral Bulkeley

 (1868)

(1877)

(1882-1883)

(1895-1897)

(1967-1988)

 

 Past INSURV Presidents

 
Admiral David Glasco Farragut 
1868 Rear Admiral Thomas Snowden          Oct 1910 - Nov 1911 Rear Admiral Frank A. Brasted       Jul 1946 - Mar 1951 Rear Admiral John N. Christenson Nov 2009 - May 2011 
Admiral David Porter                   1877 Captain Augustus F. Fechteler        Nov 1911 - Nov 1913 Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin        Mar 1951 - Sep 1951 Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray May 2011 - Oct 2013
Commodore A. A. Semmes              Sep 1882 - Jun 1883 Captain Henry B. Wilson             Nov 1913 - May 1916 Rear Admiral James H. Doyle         Sep 1951 - May 1952 Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley Oct 2013 - Sep 2014 
Commodore J. C. DeKrafft             Aug 1883 - Oct 1885 Captain William A. Gill              May 1916 - Oct 1918 Rear Admiral John M. Higgins         May 1952 - May 1954 Rear Admiral Michael E. Smith Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Rear Admiral Edward Simpson          Oct 1885 - Mar 1886 Captain George A. Kline              Oct 1918 - Jul 1921 Rear Admiral Richard F. Stout        May 1954 - Jun 1959 Rear Admiral Samuel Perez, Jr. Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Rear Admiral James E. Jouett         Jun 1886 - Feb 1890 Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett     Aug 1921 - Nov 1922 Rear Admiral F. D. McCorkle          Jun 1959 - Nov 1960 Rear Jon C. Kreitz Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Rear Admiral Louis A. Kimberly       Mar 1890 - Apr 1892 Rear Admiral N. A. McCulley          Dec 1922 - Jun 1923 Rear Admiral Donald C. Varian        Dec 1960 - Jul 1961
Rear Admiral George E. Belknap       Apr 1892 - Jan 1894 Rear Admiral Alexander S. Halstead   Jun 1923 - Aug 1923 Captain W. M. Ryon                    Aug 1961 - Nov 1961
Commodore Thomas O. Selfridge       Mar 1894 - Oct 1895 Rear Admiral G. H. Burrage           Aug 1923 - Oct 1926 Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey       Nov 1961 - Mar 1964
Commodore George Dewey              Nov 1895 - Nov 1897 Rear Admiral Lucius A. Bostwick      Oct 1926 - Oct 1928 Rear Admiral Harrry L. Reiter, Jr.    Mar 1964 - Jun 1967
Rear Admiral Frederick Rodgers       Oct 1898 - Feb 1901 Rear Admiral Frank H. Brumby         Nov 1928 - Jun 1929 Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley        Jun 1967 - Aug 1988
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans        Feb 1901 - Apr 1902 Rear Admiral Sumner E. W. Kittelle    Sep 1929 - Jun 1931 Captain David J. Klinkhamer          Aug 1988 - Sep 1988
Captain Charles J. Train             Jan 1903 - Feb 1904 Rear Admiral George C. Day Jun 1931 - Oct 1935 Rear Admiral Theodore E. Lewin       Sep 1988 - Jul 1992
Captain James H. Dayton              Feb 1904 - Feb 1906 Rear Admiral J. D. Wainwright       Oct 1935 - May 1937 Rear Admiral Phillip R. Olson        Jul 1992 - Jul 1996
Rear Admiral Charles H. Stockton     Feb 1906 - May 1906 Rear Admiral Harry L. Brinser        Jul 1937 - Sep 1940 Rear Admiral Henry F. Herrera       Jul 1996 - Dec 1997
Captain Hugo Osterhaus        May 1906 - Sep 1906 Rear Admiral J. W. Wilcox, Jr.        Sep 1940 - Dec 1941 Rear Admiral John T. Lyons III       Dec 1997 - May 1999
Rear Admiral Joseph N. Hemphill      Sep 1906 - May 1907 Rear Admiral Davis McD. Lebreton    Dec 1941 - Nov 1942 Rear Admiral William R. Schmidt  May 1999 - Aug 2002
Captain Richardson Clover            May 1907 - Jun 1908 Rear Admiral Walter S. Anderson      Nov 1942 - Jun 1944 Rear Admiral Curtis A. Kemp   Aug 2002 - July 2006
Rear Admiral Thomas C. McLean        Jun 1908 - Dec 1909 Rear Admiral Arthur G. Robinson      Jun 1944 - Mar 1945 Rear Admiral Michael P. Nowakowski Jul 2006 - May 2007
Captain Chauncey Thomas              Jan 1910 - Oct 1910 Rear Admiral Leigh Noyes           Mar 1945 - Jun 1946 Rear Admiral Raymond M. Klein May 2007 - Nov 2009
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