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Pay Rise - 1912

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of December, 1912.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 12th day of December, 1912, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we have had under consideration the rates of pay of the officers, petty officers, and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Marines, and are of opinion that it is desirable for the greater efficiency of these Forces that the existing rates of pay should be increased :

And whereas we are also of opinion that the existing titles and conditions of service of the Naval Shipwright and Carpenter's Crew Classes should be modified in certain respects:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the titles, rates of pay, and general provisions set forth in the annexed schedule, the alterations contained therein to come into force from the first day of December, 1912, power being reserved to us to vary the rates of pay within the scales laid down or to associate payment with such conditions as we may deem necessary

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule I

The Scale of Full Pay for Lieutenants to be as follows:

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Lieutenant on promotion

10

0

Lieutenant after 4 years

11

0

Lieutenant after 6 years

12

0

Lieutenant after 8 years

13

0

Lieutenant after 10 years

14

0

Lieutenant after 12 years

15

0

Lieutenant after 14 years

16

0

The former service qualifications required for increases of full pay to be abolished but the right t9 an additional 1s. a day for command to be retained.

II.

The Scale of Half Pay for Captains to be as follows:

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Captains - First 80

20

0

Captains - Second 80

18

0

Captains - Remainder

16

0

III.

The Rate of Command Money to Commanders to be 5s. a day wherever it has hitherto been 3s. 9d. a day.

IV.

The scale of Full pay for Warrant Officers to be as follows:

Gunner, Boatswain, Warrant Telegraphist, and Head Wardmaster:

 

Per Diem

 

s.

d.

Gunner, Boatswain, Warrant Telegraphist, and Head Wardmaster on promotion

6

0

Gunner, Boatswain, Warrant Telegraphist, and Head Wardmaster after 5 years' service

7

0

Gunner, Boatswain, Warrant Telegraphist, and Head Wardmaster after 10 years' service

8

0

Gunner, Boatswain, Warrant Telegraphist, and Head Wardmaster after 15 years' service

9

0

Carpenter

Carpenter on promotion

7

0

Carpenter after 5 years' service

8

0

Carpenter after 10 years' service

9

0

Instructor of Cookery

Instructor of Cookery on promotion

6

0

Instructor of Cookery after 5 years' service

7

0

Instructor of Cookery after 10 years' service

8

0

V.

The Continuous Service Scale of Pay for the undermentioned ratings to be as follows:

(1) SEAMEN.

 

Per Diem

 

s.

d.

Boy, Second Class

0

6

Boy, First Class

0

7

Ordinary Seaman

1

3

Able Seaman

1

8

Able Seaman after 6 years' man's service

1

11

Leading Seaman

2

2

Leading Seaman after 3 years' service as if passed for Petty Officer

2

4

Petty Officer (New System)

3

0

Petty Officer (New System) after 3 years' service

3

2

Petty Officer (New System) after 6 years' service

3

4

Chief Petty Officer (New System)

3

8

Chief Petty Officer (New System) after 3 years' service

4

0

Chief Petty Officer (New System) after 6 years' service

4

4

Petty Officer Second Class (Old System)

2

4

Petty Officer First Class (Old System)

2

6

Petty Officer First Class (Old System) after 4 years' service

2

9

Chief Petty Officer (Old System)

3

0

Chief Petty Officer (Old System) after 3 years' service

3

6

(2) SIGNALMEN.

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Signal Boy

0

7

Ordinary Signalman

1

3

Signalman

1

11

Signalman After 6 years' man's service

2

2

Leading Signalman

2

6

Leading Signalman after 1 year's service if passed for Yeoman of Signals

2

10

Yeoman of Signals (New System)

3

4

Yeoman of Signals (New System) after 1 year's service if passed for Chief Yeoman of Signals or after 4 years in any case

3

8

Yeoman of Signals (New System) after 3 years from date of receiving 3s. 8d. or higher rate

4

0

Chief Yeoman of Signals (New System)

4

4

Chief Yeoman of Signals (New System) after 3 years' service

4

7

Chief Yeoman of Signals (New System) after 6 years' service

4

10

Second Yeoman of Signals (Old System)

2

7

Yeoman of Signals (Old System)

2

9

Yeoman of Signals (Old System) after 4 years' service

3

0

Chief Yeoman of Signals (Old System)

3

3

Chief Yeoman of Signals (Old System) after 3 years' service

3

9

Half the number of Chief. Yeomen of Signals to be eligible for additional pay of 6d. a day.

(3) TELEGRAPHISTS.

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Boy Telegraphist

0

7

Ordinary Telegraphist

1

3

Telegraphist

1

11

Telegraphist after 6 years' man's service

2

2

Leading Telegraphist

2

6

Leading Telegraphist after 1 year's service if passed for Petty Officer Telegraphist

2

10

Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System)

3

4

Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System) after 1 year's service if passed for Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist or after 4 years in any case

3

8

Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System) after 3 years from date of receiving 3s. 8d. or higher rate

4

0

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System)

4

4

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System) after 3 years' service

4

7

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist (New System) after 6 years' service

4

10

Petty Officer Telegraphist (Old System)

3

4

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist (Old System)

3

4

Half the number of Chief Petty Officer Telegraphists to be eligible for additional pay of 6d. a day.

(4) STOKERS AND MECHANICIANS.

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Stoker, Second Class

1

8

Stoker, First Class

2

1

Stoker, First Class After 6 years' man's service

2

4

Acting Leading Stoker

2

8

Leading Stoker

2

8

Leading Stoker after 3 years' service

2

10

Stoker Petty Officer

3

2

Stoker Petty Officer after 3 years' service

3

4

Stoker Petty Officer after 6 years' service

3

6

Chief Stoker

3

10

Chief Stoker after 3 years' service

4

4

Chief Stoker after 6 years' service

4

10

Chief Stoker after 9 years' service

5

4

Chief Stoker after 12 years' service

5

10

Mechanician

4

6

Mechanician after 3 years' service

5

0

Mechanician after 6 years' service

5

6

Mechanician after 9 years' service

6

0

Mechanician after 12 years' service

6

6


 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Stoker Petty Officer Second Class (Old System)
In addition to pay for the obsolete ratings of Trained Man and Stoker Mechanic, if held

2

7

(5) SAILMAKERS.

 

s.

d.

Sailmaker's Mate

2

2

Sailmaker's Mate after 3 years' service

2

4

Sailmaker

2

9

Sailmaker after 3 years' service

3

0

Sailmaker after 6 years' service

3

3

(6) SHIP’S POLICE.

 

s.

d.

Ship’s Corporal, Second Class

2

8

Ship’s Corporal, First Class

3

4

Ship’s Corporal, First Class after 3 years’ service

3

7

Ship’s Corporal, First Class after 6 years’ service

3

10

Master-at-Arms

4

4

Master-at-Arms after 3 years’ service

4

10

Master-at-Arms after 6 years’ service

5

4

Master-at-Arms after 9 years’ service

6

0

(7) BLACKSMITHS.

 

s.

d.

Blacksmith’s Mate

2

9

Blacksmith’s Mate if passed for Blacksmith after 3 years’ service

2

11

Blacksmith’s Mate if passed for Blacksmith after 6 years’ service

3

1

Blacksmith

3

4

Blacksmith after 3 years’ service

3

8

Blacksmith after 6 years’ service

4

0

(8) COOPERS.

 

s.

d.

Cooper’s Crew

2

6

Second Cooper

2

11

Cooper

3

2

Cooper after 3 years’ service

3

6

Cooper after 6 years’ service

3

10

(9) PAINTERS.

 

s.

d.

Painter, Second Class

2

7

Painter, Second Class if passed for Painter, First Class after 3 years’ service

2

9

Painter, Second Class if passed for Painter, First Class after 6 years’ service

2

11

Painter, First Class

3

2

Painter, First Class after 3 years’ service

3

6

Painter, First Class after 6 years’ service

3

10

(10) PLUMBERS.

 

s.

d.

Plumber’s Mate

2

7

Plumber’s Mate if passed for Plumber after 3 years’ service

2

9

Plumber’s Mate if passed for Plumber after 6 years’ service

2

11

Plumber

3

2

Plumber after 3 years’ service

3

6

Plumber after 6 years’ service

3

10

(11) ARMOURERS.

 

s.

d.

Armourer’s Crew

2

6

Armourer’s Crew after 3 years’ service

2

9

Armourer’s Mate

3

0

Armourer’s Mate after 3 years’ service

3

3

Armourer’s Mate after 6 years’ service

3

6

Armourer

4

0

Chief Armourer

4

6

Chief Armourer after 3 years’ service

5

3

Chief Armourer after 6 years’ service

6

0

(12) COOKS.

 

s.

d.

Second Cook’s Mate

1

8

Cook’s Mate

2

0

Leading Cook’s Mate

2

6

Leading Cook’s Mate after 3 years’ service

2

9

Ship’s Cook

3

0

Ship’s Cook after 3 years’ service

3

4

Chief Ship’s Cook

3

10

Chief Ship’s Cook after 3 years’ service

4

1

Chief Ship’s Cook after 6 years’ service

4

4

Chief Ship’s Cook after 9 years’ service

4

7

Chief Ship’s Cook after 12 years’ service

4

10

Second Ship’s Cook (Old System)

2

6

Second Ship’s Cook (Old System) after 3 years’ service

2

9

(13) SICK BERTH STAFF.

 

s.

d.

Sick Berth Attendant during training

1

6

Sick Berth Attendant after training

2

0

Sick Berth Attendant after training after 3 years’ service if passed for Second Sick Berth Steward

2

3

Second Sick Berth Steward

2

6

Second Sick Berth Steward after 3 years’ service if passed for Sick Berth Steward

2

9

Sick Berth Steward

3

2

Sick Berth Steward after 3 years’ service

3

6

Sick Berth Steward after 6 years’ service

3

10

Sick Berth Steward after 9 years’ service

4

2

Chief Sick Berth Steward

4

6

Chief Sick Berth Steward after 2 years’ service

5

0

(14) SHIP’S STEWARDS.

 

s.

d.

Ship’s Stewards’ Assistant under 3 years’ service as such, or if failed to pass for Second Ship’s Steward

1

6

Ship’s Stewards’ Assistant after 3 years’ service if passed for Second Ship’s Steward

2

3

Ship’s Stewards’ Assistant after 6 years’ service if passed for Second Ship’s Steward

2

9

Second Ship’s Steward

3

3

Ship’s Steward

3

6

Ship’s Steward after 4 years’ service

4

0

Ship’s Steward after 8 years’ service

5

0

Ship’s Steward after 12 years’ service

6

0

(15) WRITERS.

 

s.

d.

Third Writer

2

0

Second Writer

3

3

First Writer

4

3

Chief Writer

5

0

Chief Writer after 4 years' service

5

6

Chief Writer after 8 years' service

6

0

(16) The Titles and Continuous Service Scales of Pay for Shipwright and Carpenter's Crew ratings to be as follows:

 

Per Diem.

 

s.

d.

Carpenter's Crew

2

6

Carpenter's Crew after 3 years' service

2

9

Leading Carpenter's Crew

2

11

Joiner (Petty Officer)

3

2

Joiner (Petty Officer) after 3 years' service

3

6

Joiner (Petty Officer) after 6 years' service

3

10

Shipwright, Third Class (Leading rate)

4

0

Shipwright, Second Class (Petty Officer)

4

6

Shipwright, Second Class (Petty Officer) after 3 years' service

4

9

Shipwright, First Class (Petty Officer)

5

0

Shipwright, First Class (Petty Officer) after 3 years' service

5

3

Chief Shipwright (Chief Petty Officer)

5

6

Chief Shipwright (Chief Petty Officer) after 3 years' service

5

9

Chief Shipwright (Chief Petty Officer) after 6 years' service

6

0

Chief Shipwright (Chief Petty Officer) after 9 years' service

6

3

Boy Shipwrights, and Men who were trained as Boy Shipwrights, who accept the foregoing rates of pay to relinquish their claim to Dockyard employment on the Established List and their right to count their time in the Royal Navy towards Civil Superannuation under the provisions of Order in Council of 29th November, 1898.

VI

The Non-Continuous Service scale of pay for Tailors and Shoemakers to be as follows:

 

Per Diem

 

s.

d.

Tailor or Shoemaker

1

6

Tailor or Shoemaker after 6 years' service.

1

9

VII.

Ratings of the undermentioned classes to receive pay for Good Conduct Badges under the Regulations applicable to existing Badge Ratings now in receipt of such pay:

Engine Room Artificer (except Fifth Class)

Electrician.

Ship's Steward.

Writer.

Officer's Steward and Cook.

VIII.

ROYAL MARINES.

The Scale of Full Pay for Gunners Warrant Officers, Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry to be as follows:

 

Per Diem

 

s.

d.

On promotion

6

0

After 5 years

7

0

After 10 years

8

0

After 15 years

9

0

Sergeant Majors, Bandmasters, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry, including Band ranks, to receive an Afloat Allowance after 6 years' man's service when embarked, at the following rates:

Private

3d. per diem.

Gunner

Bombardier

Bugler

Musician

Corporal

4d. per diem.

Sergeant

Colour Sergeant

Quartermaster Sergeant

Band Corporal

Bandmaster Second Class

Bandmaster First Class

Sergeant Major

6d. per diem.

Bandmaster Warrant Officer

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

Almeric FitzRoy.

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