WEST POINT : USA - NY

*Location:

   The Cadet Chapel
   United States Military Academy
   722 DeRussy Road
   West Point, New York, USA
   LL: N 41.39034, W 73.96003
*Access:
   Northwest turret stair, through nave
   attic to central tower.
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*Player:

   Cadet Chime Squad

*Contact:

   Cadet Chapel Office
   745 Brewerton Road (MACU-C)
   West Point, NY  10996
   - or -
   Office of the USMA Chaplain
   Bldg.600, Taylor Hall
   West Point, NY  10996
   T: (845)938-3316
   E: YC8288@usma.edu
   - or -
   W.G.Chapman, Curator of Organs
   E: william.chapman@usma.edu
   - or -
   Nathan Smith, maintenance
   T: (845)938-4616

*Schedule:

   During the academic year:
   weekdays at 1200 & 1800;
   Sunday before & after 1030 service.

*Remarks:

   Rehung, and chimestand rebuilt,
   by Verdin in 2012; some existing fittings
   retained.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D F#  /    D G  4
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1919
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 20 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   29 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  29 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  30%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
*Links:

The USMA Website includes a page about the Cadet Chapel, but the bells are not mentioned.

A photo of the Cadet Chapel accompanies the report of a visitor.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Jun-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/06/25
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/09/07
*Photos:

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