Index
 
Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913 - Appendix
Blacksmith, Plumber, Painter, Cooper.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
38. Blacksmith
[59]
3
2
4 E.P.
6 *
10 ; B.: M.G ‡
  After 3 years' service as such 3
2
8 E.P.
10 *
 
  After 6 years' service as such 4 0 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See 386.
  2. Sufficient experience as Blacksmith's Mate, and be of good character.
  3. Fitness the rating ; must read and write fairly.
  4. Officers of the Dockyard at a Home Port, Malta, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Cape of Good Hope, Bombay, and Sydney.
  5. Blacksmith's Mate
  6. 386.

  Rating Remarks
  Blacksmith’s Mate (O.S.) Relative rank of Petty Officer, 2nd Class (O.S.), to be retained only in the case of men holding these ratings on 1st October 1907.
For Rates of pay, &c., see under Leading Rates.


 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
59. Blacksmith's Mate
[38]
2
2
9 E.P.
3 *
7 ; B.; M.G. ‡
  After 3 years' service as such if passed for Blacksmith 2 11 E.P.  
  After 6 years' service as such if passed for Blacksmith 3 1 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 18.
  3. Fitness for rating ; able to read and write fairly.
  4. Officers of the dockyards.
  5. Cannot be disrated for punishment.
  6. 386, 402, 728.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
40. Plumber
[61]
3
2
2 E.P.
9 *
10 ; B. ; M.G.
  After 3 years’ service as such 3 6 E.P.  
  After 6 years’ service as such 3 10 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See 386.
  2. Sufficient experience as Plumber's Mate, and be of good character.
  3. Fitness for Rating ; must read and write fairly.
  4. Officers of the Dockyard at a Home Port, Malta, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Cape of Good Hope, Bombay, and Sydney.
  5. Plumber's Mate.
  6. 386.

  Rating Remarks
  Plumber’s Mate (O.S.) Relative rank of Petty Officer, 2nd Class (O.S.), to be retained only in the case of men holding these ratings on 1st October 1907.
For Rates of pay, &c., see under Leading Rates.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
61. Plumber's Mate.
[40]
2
2
7 E.P.
2 *
7 ; B. ; M.G. ‡
  After 3 years' service as such, if passed for Plumber 2 9 E.P.  
  After 6 years' service as such, if passed for Plumber 2 11 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 18 ; sufficient experience in the Trade, and be of good character.
  3. and
  4. Same as for Plumber, No. 40.
  5. 386, 728.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
41. Painter, 1st Class
[60]
3
2
2 E.P.
9 *
10 ; B. : M.G. ‡
  After 3 years’ service as such 3 6 E.P.  
  After 6 years’ service as such 3 10 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See 386.
  2. Sufficient experience as Painter, 2nd Class, and be of good character. Practical test: In addition to that prescribed for Painter, 2nd Class, to be competent to undertake: Mixing paint of different colours and shades; painting a door with white enamel ; staining and varnishing in imitation of different sorts of woods. Graining and varnishing of different sorts (oak, maple. mahogany, teak, walnut). Marbling, white, black and gold, sienna. Writing with paint in block and roman letters, italics and figures. Glass-cutting of different shapes. Calculating the proportion of paint required for a given surface. To be able to answer questions relative to the proportions of oils, turpentine and dryers which should be used for mixing a given quantity of the various descriptions of the paints in general use on board ship. To possess a knowledge of the preparation of the surfaces of wood and steel to receive paints and enamels.
  3. Foreman or Inspector of Painters of one of the Dockyards at Home and the Head Dockyard Constructive Officers at the Dockyards abroad, assisted as may be desirable by any qualified members of their staffs.
  4. Painter 2nd class : but to A.B. or other equivalent rating if capable of performing the duty.
  5. 386.

  Rating Remarks
  Painter, 2nd Class (O.S.) Relative rank of Petty Officer, 2nd Class (O.S.), to be retained only in the case of men holding these ratings on 1st October 1907.
For Rates of pay, &c., see under Leading Rates.


 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
60. Painter, 2nd Class
[41]
2
2
7 E.P.
2 *
7; B. ; M.G. ‡
  After 3 years’ service as such, if passed for Painter 1st class 2 9 E.P.  
  After 6 years’ service as such, if passed for Painter 1st class 2 11 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 18 ; sufficient experience in the Trade, and be of good character.
  3. Educational Test : As for other ratings, viz. :- To possess a fair knowledge of the four simple rules of Arithmetic; to be able to read a short passage from a Reading Book, Standard I V. (or if not available, from a newspaper) ; to write a similar passage of not more than six lines slowly read over and then dictated. Practical Text. To be competent to undertake :- Plain painting work; mixing colours; writing and painting with brush and paint ; oak and marble graining; gilding and repairing work; cutting plate and sheet-glass with a diamond. To possess a knowledge of the preparation of the surfaces of wood and steel to receive paints and enamels.
  4. Educational - Chaplain or Head Schoolmaster of R.N. Barracks. Practical Foreman or inspector of Painters of one of the Dockyards at Home.
  5. Ordinary; but to A.B. or other equivalent rating, if capable of performing the duty.
  6. Same as for No. 47, Painter, 1st Class.
  7. 386, 728.
 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
42. Cooper
[56, 78, 107]
3
2
2 E.P.
11 *
10 ; B. ; M.G. ‡
  After 3 years' service as such 3 6 E.P.  
  After 6 years' service as such 3 10 E.P.  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See 386.
  2. Four years' service as Second Cooper ; men with this service are to be advanced to the rating of Cooper if of good character and otherwise fit.
  3. Cooper's Crew.
  4. 386.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
56. Second Cooper
[42, 78, 107]
2
2
11 E.P.
7 *
7; B. ; M.G. ‡
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See 386.
  2. Over 18 ; sufficient experience in the Trade, and be of good character.
  3. Read and write fairly. Able to make a washing tub, and a tight half hogshead out of worn tight barrel staves.
  4. Victualling Yard Officers, under the directions of the Commander-in-Chief ; if at a port where there is no Victualling Yard, by a Lieutenant and the Carpenter, but such examination to be for the Acting rating only, and confirmation to be subject to passing before a qualified Foreman at a Victualling Yard and at the Torpedo School.
  5. Cooper's Crew.
  6. Second Cooper and Cooper's Crews, as they are entered or as they return to the Depôt Ships, are, if they have not already done so to go through a course of 11 working days in a Torpedo School and to obtain a Certificate of proficiency, without which no Cooper's Crew is to be rated Second Cooper.
  7. 386, 728.

  Rating Remarks
  Second Cooper (O.S.) Relative rank of Petty Officer, 2nd Class (O.S.), to be retained only in the case of men holding these ratings on 1st October 1907.
For Rates of pay, &c., see under Leading Rates.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
78. Cooper's Crew
[42, 56, 107]
2
2
6 E.P.
3 *
4 ; B.; M.G. ‡; C.C.
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 18.
  3. Read and write fairly ; and make a washing tub.
  4. Carpenter and Cooper.
  5. Cannot be disrated for punishment.
  6. See (F) opposite Second Cooper, No. 52.
  7. 386.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
107. Boy Cooper (C.S.)
[42, 66, 78].
     
  First Year, to receive
Second Year, to receive
Third Year, to receive
6
8
10
0
0
0
per week
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Admiralty.
  2. ,
  3. and
  4. Between 15 and 16, good character, able to read and write fairly, and must produce satisfactory evidence that they have passed Standard III. at a Public Elementary School in Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Candidates must also pass an examination by a Naval Medical Officer, and produce, in writing, the consent of parent, guardian, or nearest relative to their entering the Royal Navy, and engaging to serve for 12 years' continuous service from the age of 18.
  5. Cannot be disrated for punishment.
  6. On entry Boy Coopers will be placed of Ship's books, and borne for training in one of the Victualling Yards. They will not be victualled or required to wear uniform, but will live at home, and be subject to the Regulations respecting Victualling Yard Apprentices so far as applicable. They will be liable to discharge for misconduct or failure to make satisfactory progress. Boy Coopers will be rated Cooper's Crew, and discharged to sea-service on attaining the age of 18 years if found on examination to be in all respects fit for the rating. If they complete their third year of training before attaining the age of 18 they will continue to be paid at the third year's rate of 10s. a week.

¶ Ratings in italics are not to assume military command.

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