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Machinery Allowance for Engineer Officers and Ratings

1908 10 27
Machinery Allowance for Stationary Engines
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of October, 1908.

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 sixth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section three of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas under Orders in Council of Her late Majesty allowances are payable to Engineer Officers for charge of the propelling machinery of vessels :

And whereas in certain vessels of Your Majesty's Navy in which no allowance is payable in respect of propelling machinery, there is other machinery on board, of such character and extent as to entail considerable responsibility upon the Engineer Officer in charge :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant, at our discretion, charge pay at rates varying from one shilling to two shillings and six pence a day to any Engineer Officer in charge of machinery in a vessel in which no allowance is payable in respect of propelling machinery, to take effect from 19th December, 1906.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, etc.
W. FitzRoy


1920 06 11
Senior Engineer's Allowance & Machinery allowances to Ratings
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, the grant of allowances to certain Officers of the Engineer Branch when in charge of machinery and when Senior Engineer of a Ship in which an Engineer Commander is allowed in the complement:

And whereas we are of opinion that allowances should be paid to ratings under similar conditions:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant at our discretion of the allowances set forth in the annexed Schedule, with effect as from the dates on which Charge Pay and Senior Allowance cease to be payable under former Regulations.

Schedule.

The following allowances to be payable:

  1. A Machinery Allowance of 1s. per diem to Engine Room Artificer and Mechanician ratings in charge of the Machinery of Your Majesty's Ships whether in commission or in reserve.
  2. A Senior Engineer's Allowance of 1s. per diem to Engine Room Artificer and Mechanician ratings performing the duties of Senior Engineer in Ships allowed an Engineer Commander, whether in commission or in reserve.
  3. Machinery and Senior Engineer's Allowances, each of 1s, per diem, under the above conditions to Engine Room Artificer and Mechanician ratings in Ships paid off out of commission for refit, except during periods when the Dockyard Officers take over entire charge of the Machinery of a vessel for 'Thorough Repair.'
  4. A Machinery Allowance of 6d. per diem (in lieu of the Charge Pay authorized by Order in Council of 21st December, 1917) to Engine Room ratings, other than Artificers and Mechanician ratings (but including Motor Mechanic and Motor Boat Ratings), in charge of the. machinery of Small Craft, whether steam or motor driven, the horse-power of which exceeds 100, such allowance not to be paid in respect of boats forming part of the equipment of Your Majesty's Ships or of vessels maintained in reserve.
  5. A Machinery Allowance of 1s. per diem (in lieu of the Charge Pay authorized by Order in Council of 3rd February, 1916) to the rating in charge of engines at Your Majesty's Wireless Telegraph Stations abroad.

1921 04 12
Machinery allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery of the vessels of the Central Reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of April, 1921.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 29th day of March, 1921 (C.W. 3147/21), in the words following, viz. :

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 22 January, 1920, to sanction the payment of First Lieutenants' allowance and Machinery allowance to Officers serving in. Your Majesty's ships in commission

And whereas we consider it desirable that we should have discretion to pay such allowances; to Officers serving in the Ship of the Senior Officer of the central Reserve at each Port, although these ships are not in commission:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us, at our discretion, to issue as from the 1st January, 1921, payment of First Lieutenants' allowance of 1s. 6d. a day in respect of the Senior Officers' ships of the Central Reserve at each of the three Home Ports and Machinery allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery of the vessels of the Central Reserve.


1922 11 21
Machinery Allowance to ratings in charge of Machinery prior to commissioning
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Orders in Council of 22 January, 1920, and 11th June, 1920, [see above], to sanction, inter alia, the grant of Machinery Allowance to Officers and ratings of the Engineer Branch when in charge of machinery of ships in commission and of Senior Engineer's Allowance to Officers (below the relative rank of Commander) and ratings employed as senior Engineers of ships in commission in which an Engineer Commander is allowed in the complement:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, of 11 June, 1920, to sanction the payment of these allowances to the Engineer Officers and ratings of vessels which are paid off out of commission for refit provided the machinery is not taken entirely in charge by the Dockyard Officers for ‘Thorough Repair:'

And whereas we are of opinion that these Allowances should be payable also to the Engineer Officers and ratings of new vessels when the responsibility for the engines and boilers has been taken over from the Dockyard or Contractors prior to commissioning for service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Machinery Allowance and Senior Engineer's Allowance being issued with effect from the 1 July, 1922, to Engineer Officers and ratings in new ships prior to commissioning as follows:

  • When in charge of machinery of such ships.
  • When senior of such ships in cases where an Engineer Commander is allowed in the complement,

at the rates and under the conditions for Officers and ratings laid down respectively in Schedule V. (Section VI.) of Order in Council, dated the 22nd January, 1920, and Order in Council of 11th June, 1920, subject to the proviso that they shall not be payable until the responsibility for the engines and boilers has been taken over by the Engineer Officer or rating from the Dockyard Officers or Contractors.


1923 12 21
Machinery Allowance to ratings in charge of engines at W / T Stations
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of December, 1923.

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, 1923 (N.P. (2) 1467/23), in the words following, viz. :-

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council 11 June, 1920, [see above], to sanction, inter alia, the grant of a Machinery Allowance of 1s. per diem to the rating in charge of engines at Your Majesty's Wireless Telegraph Stations abroad:

And whereas we are of opinion that a similar allowance should be paid to ratings in charge of machinery at Wireless Telegraph Stations at home:

We beg. leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to such ratings of an allowance of one shilling per diem, with effect from 26th November 1923.


1926 07 30
Machinery Allowance to ratings - Small Craft maintained in reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th day of July, 1926.

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 19th day of July, 1926 (N.P. (2) 1873), in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner, and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions, as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 11th June, 1920, [see above], to sanction, inter alia, the grant of an allowance of six pence a day to Engine Room ratings, other than Artificers and Mechanician ratings, when placed in charge of the machinery of Small Craft, whether steam or motor driven, the Horse Power of which exceeds 100, except when such Craft form part of the equipment of Your Majesty's Ships or are maintained in reserve

And whereas it is found necessary from time to time to employ on sea-going service Small Craft forming part of the equipment of Your Majesty's Ships or maintained in reserve.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to pay, at our discretion, an allowance of six pence a day to Engine Room ratings, other than Artificers and Mechanician ratings, placed in charge of the machinery of such Small Craft, whenever employed on passage of over twenty-four hours' duration or absent at sea overnight.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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.

M. P. A. Hankey.


1926 08 13
Machinery Allowance to Engineer Officers in charge of the machinery
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of August, 1926.

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 21st day of July, 1926 (C.W. 7082/26), in the words following, viz.: -

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay; wages, pensions, bounty money, grants, or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, seaman, or marine, shall be paid in such manner, and subject to such restrictions, conditions, and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 22nd January, 1920, to approve the payment of Machinery Allowance to Engineer Officers in charge of the machinery of Your Majesty's Ships in commission:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 5th April, 1921, to sanction the payment, at our discretion, of Machinery Allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of the machinery of the Central Reserve of Minesweepers, although these vessels are not in commission:

And whereas there is now a Reserve of Minesweepers at Malta, constituted on similar lines to the Central Reserve of Minesweepers, in respect of which we consider that Machinery Allowance should also be paid to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to authorize us, at our discretion, to issue as from the 1st April, 1925, payment of Machinery Allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery of the Reserve of Minesweepers at Malta.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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.

Colin Smith.


1927 11 08
Machinery Allowance and Senior Engineer's - Machinery Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of November, 1927.

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 19th day of September, 1927 (C.W. 8435/27), in the words. following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, the grant of Machinery Allowances to Engineer Officers when in charge of machinery of ships in commission, and of Senior Allowances to Engineer Officers below the relative rank of Commander, when senior of a ship in commission in which an Engineer Officer of the relative rank of Commander is allowed in the complement:

And whereas by Your Order in Council of 11th June, 1920, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to extend these allowances to the Engineer Officers of vessels which pay off out of commission for refit, with the exception of vessels whose machinery is taken entirely in charge by Dockyard Officers for ‘Thorough Repair '

And whereas we consider that the Allowances should also be payable to the Engineer Officers of vessels paid off out of commission in other circumstances than for refit, when it is impossible to prepare the machinery for dockyard control before the date on which the vessel is technically paid off:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Machinery Allowance and Senior Engineer's Allowance being issued, at our discretion, with effect from the 1st October, 1926, respectively, to the following classes of Engineer Officers in Ships paid off out of commission, when it is not possible to prepare the machinery for dockyard control before the ships are paid off :

Officers in charge of machinery of such ships;

Officers when senior Engineer of such ships where an Engineer Officer of Commander's rank is allowed in the complement

payment to be at the rates and under the conditions laid down for ships in commission in Schedule V, Section VI, of Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, and to continue until the machinery has been placed either in a state of preservation or in charge of the Dockyard Officers.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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. M. P. A. Hankey.


LG 1927 11 08
EO Machinery Allowance - Engineer Officer, staff of Captain A/S, HM Naval Base, Portland
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of November, 1927.

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 10th day of October, 1927 (C. W. 9703/27), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, the grant of Machinery Allowance to Engineer Officers attached to a base for service with Destroyers additional to the Engineer Officer in Charge of the machinery of the base:

And whereas we consider that the allowance should be paid to the Engineer Officer on the staff of the Captain A/S, Your Majesty's Naval Base, Portland, notwithstanding the fact that supervision of the machinery of Destroyers does not comprise the major portion of his duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Machinery Allowance, with effect from the 18th day of May, 1927, to the Engineer Officer on the staff of the Captain A/S at the rate laid down in Schedule V, Section VI, of the Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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. M. P. A. Hankey.


1937 08 06
Engineer Officers - Machinery Allowance for Minesweepers in Reserve at Singapore
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of July, 1937.

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 9th day of July, 1937 (C.W. 7139 / 37), in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted inter alia that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman or Marine therein shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by Section VI of Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, provision is made, inter alia, for payment of Machinery Allowance to Engineer Officers in charge of the machinery of Your Majesty's Ships in commission:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 10th day of August, 1926, we are empowered, at our discretion, to issue payment of Machinery Allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of Machinery of the Reserve of Minesweepers at Malta, although these vessels were not in commission:

And whereas there is now a Reserve of Minesweepers at Singapore, constituted on similar lines to the Reserve of Minesweepers at Malta, in respect of which we consider that Machinery Allowance should also be paid to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise us, at our discretion, to issue as from the 4th April, 1937, payment of Machinery Allowance to the Engineer Officers borne for charge of machinery of the Reserve of Minesweepers at Singapore.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


1947 01 31
Machinery Allowance - Stoker Petty Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of January, 1947.

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 17th day of January, 1947 (PT. 18123/46) in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by Order in Council dated the 11th June, 1920, sanction was given for payment of a Machinery Allowance of 1s. per diem to Engine Room Artificer and Mechanician ratings in charge of the machinery of Your Majesty's Ships whether in commission or in reserve:

And whereas in certain internal combustion engined vessels either an Engine Room Artificer or a Stoker Petty Officer may be allowed in complement for charge of propelling machinery:

And where in future Engine Room Artificers and Stoker Petty Officers will have identical responsibilities we are of opinion that Stoker Petty Officers should also be paid Machinery Allowance of 1s. per diem:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment accordingly:

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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.
E. G. E. Leadbitter.


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