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1930
January 27  
Admiral H.K. Tu, Chinese Navy, visits NWC.
1930
May 30
Pringle detached for sea duty. Captain S.W. Bryant, acting.
1930
June 16
Rear Admiral Harris Laning assumes NWC presidency.
1930 
July 1 
1931 classes begin with 44 senior, 37 junior students.
Graduation May 29, 1931.
1930 
September  10  
First America's Cup Races held off Newport.
1931 
July 1 
1932 classes begin with 42 senior, 37 junior students.
Graduation May 27, 1932.
1931 
July 21 
U.S. Senate ratifies London Treaty of Naval Limitations.
1931 
October 28 
General of the Armies John Pershing and Marshal Petain of  France visit NWC as part of Yorktown Sesquicentennial celebration.
1932 
July 1 
1933 classes begin with 48 senior and 48 junior students. Ernest J. King and William F. Halsey included in senior class. Graduation May 26, 1933.
1933 
February 16 
Marine Corps Schools team presents advanced base problem to NWC.
1933 
May 13 
Laning detached for sea duty. Captain Adolphus Andrews, acting.
1933 
June 3 
Rear Admiral Luke McNamee assumes NWC presidency
1933 
July 6 
1934 classes begin with 52 senior, 36 junior students.
Graduation May 25, 1934.
1933 
August 16 
CNO approves advanced course at NWC.
1934 
May 8 
Pringle Hall dedicated.
1934 
May 29 
McNamee retires from active duty. Captain H.D. Cooke,acting.
1934 
June 18 
Rear Admiral Edward Kalbfus assumes NWC presidency.
1934 
July 1 
1935 classes begin with11 advanced, 45 senior, 40 junior students. Graduation May 24, 1935.
1934 
July 11 
Admiral Joseph Reeves, C-in-C U.S. Fleet, addresses NWC.
1934 
October 9 
Change to Navy Regulations deletes NWC president from General Board membership and shifts NWC from CNO to Bunav direction.
1935 
July 1 
1936 classes begin with 11 advanced, 45 senior, 22 junior students. Graduation May 22, 1936.
1936 
May 15 
Colonel Robert McCormick, publisher of Chicago Tribune, addresses NWC.
1936 
July 2 
1937 classes begin with 12 advanced, 50 senior, 10 junior students. Graduation May 14, 1937. 
1936 
September 28 
Death of William Sowden Sims in Boston, Mass.
1936
December 15
Kalbfus detached for sea duty. Captain H.D. Cooke acting.
1937 
January 2 
Rear Admiral Charles P. Snyder assumes NWC presidency.
1937 
July 1 
1938 classes begin with six advanced, 52 senior, 15 junior students. Graduation May 13, 1938.
1938 
May 17 
Congress passes Vinson-Trammell Act authorizing "Two Ocean" Navy.
1938 
July 6 
1939 classes begin with nine advanced, 53 senior, 17 junior students. Graduation May 27, 1939.
1938 
September 21 
Major hurricane strikes Narragansett Bay area.
1938 
October 1 
Addition to Mahan Hall completed to expand Library facilities. 
1939 
May 27 
Snyder detached for sea duty. Captain J.W. Wilcox acting.
1939 
June 30 
Kalbfus returns and assumes NWC presidency. 
1939 
July 5 
1940 classes begin with nine advanced, 53 senior, 17 junior students. Graduation May 26, 1940. 
1939 
September 1 
Outbreak of World War II in Europe.
1939 
September 8 
 President Roosevelt declares "limited national emergency."