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Royal Navy - Ratings

Rates of Pay 1920

  • Temporary Bonuses from 1 Feb 1919, Pending Revision of Rates of Pay
  • Substantive Pay
      Special Service (SS) ie 5 years service and 7 in the reserve (RNR).
    • Seaman, Stoker
      Allowances
    • Victualling Store Allowance
    • Re-engagement Pay for Seaman, Signal and Telegraphist ratings
    • Efficiency Allowance for Royal Marines.
    • Good Shooting Allowance for Royal Marines.
    • Allowance as Qualified Man for Royal Marine Light Infantry.
    • Instrument Allowance for Royal Marine Bands.
    • Afloat Allowance for Royal Marines.
    • Musical Proficiency Allowance.
    • Shore Allowance for Sergeants, Royal Marines.
    • Allowance for Barrack Quartermaster Sergeants, Royal Marines.
    • Allowance as Mechanic to Stoker ratings.
    • Engine Room Artificers' allowance on being granted watch-keeping certificates:
    • Interpreter - Ratings
    • Schoolmaster
    • Diver
    • Artificer Diver
    • Good Conduct Pay (Good Conduct Badges)
    • Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity
    • Allowance in Lieu of Spirit (aka Grog Money)
    • Extra Duty Pay
    • Allowance far playing Harmonium
    • Subsistence Allowance
    • Leave Allowance (subsequently known as Ration Allowance (RA))
    • Assisting in Clerical Duties to Victualling Branch
    • Steaming in Tropics' Allowance re-entitled Tropical Allowance
    • Detained Pay
    • Allowance for Work in Double Bottoms
    • Allowance for acting as Senior Officer's or Captain's Clerk
    • Hard Lying Money for Crews of Surveying Vessels
    • Senior Allowance
    • Retention of old rates of pay
    • Senior Armourer in Gunnery and Torpedo Schools
    • Hospital Stoppages
    • Application of Revised Rates
    • At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of May, 1920.

      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 April, 1920, in the words following, viz.:

      And whereas, with the consent of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's. Treasury, pending a general revision of pay, temporary bonuses were granted with effect from the 1st February, 1919, to all men and boys of Your Majesty's Navy and Marines, including the Coast Guard and Reserve Forces :

      And whereas we have had under consideration the rates of pay of the Petty Officers, Non-commissioned 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 :

      We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the Rates of Pay and General Provisions set forth in the annexed Schedules, the alterations therein to come into force from the dates specified, power being reserved to us to vary the rates of pay within the Scales laid down or to associate payment with such conditions as may be deemed necessary :

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

      Schedule I

      Temporary Bonuses Pending Revision of Rates of Pay

      As from the 1st February, 1919, pending the introduction of the new rates of pay given in Schedule II, the following, amounts to be added to substantive pay as a bonus to men and boys of the Royal Navy and Marines, including the Coast Guard and Reserves Forces :

      Seamen.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Boys

      0

      6

      Ordinary Seamen and corresponding ranks and ratings

      1

      0

      Able Seamen and corresponding ranks and ratings

      1

      6

      Leading Seamen and corresponding ranks and ratings

      1

      9

      Petty Officers and corresponding, ranks and ratings

      2

      0

      Chief Petty Officers and corresponding ranks and ratings

      2

      6


      Marines.

       

      s.

      d.

      Band Boys, Royal Naval School of Music

      0

      6

      Privates, Gunners, Buglers and Musicians

      1

      6

      Paid Lance-Corporals and Paid Lance-Bombardiers

      1

      9

      Corporals and Band Corporals

      1

      9

      Paid Lance-Serjeants, Serjeants and Bandmasters, Class 2

      2

      0

      Colour-Serjeants and Bandmasters, Class 1

      2

      6

      The bonus to be payable subject to such conditions as may be laid down by the Admiralty with the concurrence of H. M. Treasury

      Schedule II.
      A.- Substantive Pay.
      Continuous Service.
      Seaman Class.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d

      Boy 2nd class

      1

      0

      Boy 1st class

      1

      9

      Ordinary Seaman

      2

      9

      Able Seaman

      4

      0

      Able Seaman after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      Able Seaman after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Leading Seaman

      5

      3

      Leading Seaman after 1 year if passed for P.O.

      5

      6

      Petty Officer

      7

      0

      Petty Officer after 3 years

      7

      4

      Petty Officer after 6 years

      7

      8

      Chief Petty Officer

      8

      6

      Chief Petty Officer after 3 years

      9

      0

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

       

       

      Seaman Class (Old System).

      Petty Officer 2nd class

      5

      6

      Petty Officer 2nd class 1st, class

      6

      6

      Petty Officer 2nd class After, 3 years as such

      6

      10

      Petty Officer 2nd class After 6 years as such

      7

      2

      Chief Petty Officer

      8

      0

      After 3 years

      8

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      (Allowances as `Qualified in Gunnery' and `Trained Man' to be merged in the above rates.)

      Signal Branch.

       

      s.

      d

      Signal Boy

      1

      9

      Ordinary Signalman

      2

      9

      Signalman

      4

      3

      Signalman after 3 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Signalman after 6 years' man's time

      4

      9

      Leading Signalman

      5

      9

      Leading Signalman Higher Standard after 1 year, if passed for Yeoman of Signals

      6

      0

      Yeoman of Signals

      7

      6

      Yeoman of Signals after 1 year if recommended by his Commanding Officer, or after 3 years in any case

      7

      10

      Yeoman of Signals after 3 years from receiving the preceding rate

      8

      2

      Chief Yeoman of Signals

      9

      0

      Chief Yeoman of Signals after 3 years

      9

      6

      Chief Yeoman of Signals with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Signal Branch (Old System)

       

      s.

      d

      Second Yeoman of Signals

      6

      0

      Yeoman of Signals

      7

      0

      Yeoman of Signals after 3 years

      7

      4

      Yeoman of Signals after 6 years as such

      7

      8

      Chief Yeoman of Signals

      8

      6

      After 3 years as such

      9

      0

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      (Allowances for Higher Standard (First and Second Class) in Signalling and for Trained Man to be merged in the above rates for the Signal Branch).

      Telegraphist Branch.

       

        per diem.  

      Boy Telegraphist

      1

      9

      Ordinary Telegraphist

      2

      9

      Telegraphist

      4

      3

      Telegraphist after 3 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Telegraphist after 6 years' man's some

      4

      9

      Leading Telegraphist

      5

      9

      Leading Telegraphist Higher Standard - after 1 year, if passed for Petty Officer Telegraphist or for higher standard

      6

      0

      Petty Officer Telegraphist

      7

      6

      Petty Officer Telegraphist after 1 year if recommended by his Commanding Officer, or after 3 years in any case

      7

      10

      Petty Officer Telegraphist after 3 years from receiving the preceding rate

      8

      2

      Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist

      9

      0

      Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist after 3 years as such

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Telegraphist Branch (Old Style).

       

        per diem.  

      Petty Officer Telegraphist

      7

      6

      Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist

      8

      0

      Stoker Branch.

       

        per diem.  

      Stoker 2nd Class

      3

      3

      Stoker 1st class

      4

      6

      Stoker after 3 years' man's time

      4

      9

      Stoker after 6 years' man's time

      5

      0

      Acting Leading Stoker

      5

      9

      Leading Stoker

      5

      9

      Leading Stoker after 3 years as such

      6

      0

      Stoker Petty Officer

      7

      6

      Stoker Petty Officer after 3 years, if in possession of Stokehold Certificate

      7

      10

      Stoker Petty Officer after 6 years, if in possession of Stokehold Certificate

      8

      2

      Chief Stoker

      9

      0

      Chief Stoker after 3 years

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Stoker Branch (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

      Stoker Petty Officer, 2nd Class

      6

      0

      (Allowances for Stoker Mechanic and Trained Man to be merged in the above rate for Stoker Branch (Old System)).

      Mechanicians.

       

        per diem.  

      Mechanician

      9

      0

      Mechanician after 3 years

      9

      6

      Mechanician after 6 years

      10

      0

      Mechanician after 9 years

      10

      6

      Mechanician after 12 years

      11

      0

      Chief Mechanician 2nd class

      11

      6

      Chief Mechanician 1st class

      12

      6

      Boy Artificers.

       

        per diem.  

      Boy Artificer 1st year

      1

      0

      Boy Artificer 2nd year

      1

      6

      Boy Artificer 3rd year

      2

      0

      Boy Artificer 4th year

      2

      6

      Engine Room Artificers, Electrical Artificers, Ordnance Artificers.

       

        per diem.  

      Artificer 5th class

      6

      6

      Artificer Acting 4th class

      9

      6

      Artificer 4th class

      9

      6

      Artificer 3rd class

      10

      0

      Artificer 2nd class

      10

      6

      Artificer 1st class

      11

      0

      Chief Artificer 2nd class

      11

      6

      Chief Artificer 1st class

      12

      6

      Shipwrights.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Shipwright 5th class

      6

      6

      Shipwright Acting 4th class

      9

      6

      Shipwright 4th class

      9

      6

      Shipwright 3rd class

      10

      0

      Shipwright 2nd class

      10

      6

      Shipwright 1st class

      11

      0

      Chief Shipwright 2nd class

      11

      6

      Chief Shipwright 1st class

      12

      6

      Shipwrights (Old System).

       

      s.

      d.

      Shipwright

      8

      0

      Leading Shipwright

      8

      3

      Carpenter's Mate

      9

      0

      Carpenter's Mate after 5 years

      9

      6

      9. Armourers.

       

      s.

      d.

      Probationary Armourer's Crew

      5

      6

      Armourer's Crew

      7

      8

      Armourer's, Mate

      8

      0

      Armourer

      8

      8

      Armourer after 3 years

      9

      0

      Chief Armourer

      10

      0

      Chief Armourer after 3 years

      10

      6

      Chief Armourer after 6 years

      11

      0

      Blacksmiths.

       

      s.

      d.

      Blacksmith 5th class

      5

      6

      Blacksmith Acting 4th class

      7

      8

      Blacksmith 4th class

      7

      8

      Blacksmith 3rd class

      8

      0

      Blacksmith 2nd class

      8

      4

      Blacksmith 1st class

      8

      8

      Blacksmith after 3 years

      9

      0

      Chief Blacksmith

      10

      0

      Chief Blacksmith after 3 years

      10

      6

      Chief Blacksmith after 6 years

      11

      0

       

       

       

      Blacksmiths (Old System).

       

      s.

      d.

      Blacksmith's Mate

      5

      0

      Blacksmith's Mate after 3 years if passed for Blacksmith

      5

      3

      Blacksmith's Mate after 6 years if passed for Blacksmith

      5

      6

      Blacksmith

      7

      0

      Blacksmith after 3 years

      7

      3

      Blacksmith after 6 years

      7

      6

      Chief Blacksmith

      9

      0

      Chief Blacksmith after 3 years

      9

      6

      Plumbers. Painters. Joiners. Coopers.

       

      s.

      d.

      5th Class

      5

      3

      Acting 4th class

      7

      5

      4th class

      7

      5

      3rd class

      7

      9

      2nd class

      8

      1

      1st class

      8

      5

      1st class after 3 years

      8

      9

      Chief

      9

      9

      Chief after 3 years

      10

      3

      Chief after 6 years

      10

      9

      Plumbers (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Plumber's Mate

      4

      9

      Plumber's Mate after 3 years if passed for Plumber

      5

      0

      Plumber's Mate after 6 years if passed for Plumber

      5

      3

      Plumber

      6

      9

      Plumber after 3 years

      7

      0

      Plumber after 6 years

      7

      3

      Chief Plumber

      8

      9

      Chief Plumber after 3 years

      9

      3

      Painters (Old System)

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Painter, 2nd class

      4

      9

      Painter, 2nd class after 3 years if passed for Painter, 1st class

      5

      0

      Painter, 2nd class after 6 years if passed for Painter, 1st class

      5

      3

      Painter, 1st class

      6

      9

      Painter, 1st class after 3 years

      7

      0

      Painter, 1st class Alter 6 years

      7

      3

      Chief Painter

      8

      9

      Chief Painter after 3 years

      9

      3

      Coopers (Old System).

       

      s.

      d.

      Cooper's Crew

      4

      9

      Second Cooper

      5

      3

      Cooper

      6

      9

      Cooper after 3 years

      7

      0

      Cooper after 6 years

      7

      3

      Chief Cooper

      8

      9

      Chief Cooper after 3 years

      9

      3

      Joiner Ratings (Old System).

       

      s.

      d.

      Carpenter's Crew

      4

      9

      Carpenter's Crew after 3 years

      5

      0

      Leading Carpenter's Crew

      5

      3

      Joiner

      6

      9

      Joiner after 3 years

      7

      0

      Joiner after 6 years

      7

      3

      Sailmakers.

       

      s.

      d.

      Sailmaker's Mate

      5

      9

      Sailmaker's Mate after 3 years

      6

      0

      Sailmaker

      7

      6

      Sailmaker after 3 years

      7

      10

      Sailmaker after 6 years

      8

      2

      Chief Sailmaker

      9

      0

      Chief Sailmaker after 3 years

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Sick Berth Staff.

       

      s.

      d.

      Sick Berth Attendant

      2

      9

      Sick Berth Attendant after training

      4

      3

      Sick Berth Attendant after 3 years if passed for Second Sick Berth Steward

      4

      6

      Sick Berth Attendant after 6 years if passed for Second Sick Berth Steward

      4

      9

      2nd Sick Berth Steward

      5

      9

      2nd Sick Berth Steward after 3 years if passed for Sick Berth Steward

      6

      0

      Sick Berth Steward

      7

      6

      Sick Berth Steward after 3 years

      7

      10

      Sick Berth Steward after 6 years

      8

      2

      Chief Sick Berth Steward,

      9

      0

      Chief Sick Berth Steward after 3 years

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Writers.

       

      s.

      d.

      Boy Writer

      2

      0

      3rd Writer

      4

      6

      2nd Writer

      6

      0

      1st Writer

      7

      9

      1st Writer after 3 years

      8

      1

      Chief Writer

      9

      3

      Chief Writer after 3 years

      9

      9

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Victualling Staff.

       

      s.

      d.

      Victualling Boy

      2

      0

      Victualling Assistant

      4

      6

      Leading Victualling Assistant

      6

      0

      Victualling Petty Officer

      7

      9

      Victualling Petty Officer after 3 years

      8

      1

      Victualling Chief Petty Officer

      9

      3

      Victualling Chief Petty Officer after 3 years

      9

      9

      with subsequent triennial increments off 6d. a day.

      Ship's Cooks

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Assistant Cook

      2

      9

      Cook

      4

      3

      Cook after 3 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Cook after 6 years' man's time

      4

      9

      Leading Cook

      5

      9

      Leading Cook after 3 years

      6

      0

      Petty Officer Cook

      7

      6

      Petty Officer Cook after 3 years

      7

      10

      Petty Officer Cook after 6 years

      8

      2

      Chief Petty Officer Cook

      9

      0

      Chief Petty Officer Cook after 3 years

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Regulating Branch.

       

      s.

      d.

      Regulating Petty Officer

      8

      0

      Regulating Petty Officer after 3 years

      8

      4

      Regulating Petty Officer after 6 years

      8

      8

      Master-at-Arms

      9

      6

      Master-at-Arms after 3 years

      10

      0

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Master-at-Arms at Naval Detention Quarters (inclusive rate)

      11

      6

      All service in the ratings of Ship's Corporal, 1st and 2nd class, to count for increase of pay in the rating of Regulating Officer Petty Officer. Service in other branches not to count for this purpose.

      Draughtsmen.

       

      s.

      d.

      Draughtsman

      9

      6

      Draughtsman after 3 years

      10

      0

      Draughtsman after 7 years

      10

      6

      Draughtsman after 12 years

      11

      0

      Draughtsman after 17 years

      11

      6

      Seaman Rigger (Royal Yachts).

       

      s.

      d.

      Seaman Rigger (all grades)

      8

      10

      Officers' Stewards and Cooks.

       

      s.

      d.

      Boy Servant

      1

      9

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 3rd class

      2

      9

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 3rd class after 2 years

      4

      3

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 3rd class after 3 years

      4

      6

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 3rd class after 6 years

      4

      9

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 2nd class

      5

      9

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 2nd class after 3 years

      6

      0

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 1st class

      7

      6

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 1st class after 3 years

      7

      10

      Officers' Steward and Cook, 1st class after 6 years

      8

      2

      Officers' Chief Steward and Cook

      9

      0

      Officers' Chief Steward and Cook after 3 years

      9

      6

      with subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

      Special Service.

      Seaman Branch.

       

      s.

      d.

      Ordinary Seaman

      2

      3

      Able Seaman

      3

      6

      Able Seaman after 3 years' man's time

      3

      9

      Able Seaman after 6 years' man's time

      4

      0

      Leading Seaman

      4

      9

      Leading Seaman after 1 year if passed for Petty Officer

      5

      0

      Petty Officer

      6

      6

      Petty Officer after 3 years

      6

      10

      Petty Officer after 6 years

      7

      2

      Stoker Branch.

          per diem.  
        s. d.
      Stoker 2nd class 2 9
      Stoker 1st class 4 0
      Stoker after 3 years' man's time 4 3
      Stoker after 6 years' man's time 4 6
      Leading-Stoker 5 3
      Leading-Stoker after 3 years 5 6
      Stoker Petty Officer 7 0
      Stoker Petty Officer after 3 years if in possession of Stokehold Certificate 7 4
      Stoker Petty Officer after 6 years if in possession of Stokehold Certificate 7 8

      Notes.-

      1. Detained Pay to be paid in addition to Special Service men who have completed five-year active service engagements during the war, and have not re-engaged.
      2. Royal Fleet Reserve ratings (Special Service) to continue to receive the full continuous service pay of their rating, with war retainer, and if they have over 3 years' mobilised service, Detained Pay also.
      3. Special Service men who have completed their five-year active service engagements and have re-engaged for a further 3 years to receive the full continuous service pay of their rating, and if they have completed 8 years without further re-engagement, Detained Pay also.

      Non-Continuous Service.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Ordinary Seaman

      2

      3

      Able Seaman

      3

      6

      Able Seaman after 3 years' man's time

      3

      9

      Able Seaman after 6 years' man's time

      4

      0

      Leading Seaman

      4

      9

      Leading Seaman after 1 year if passed for Petty Officer

      5

      0

      Petty Officer

      6

      6

      Petty Officer after 3 years .

      6

      10

      Chief Petty Officer

      8

      0

      Chief Petty Officer after 3 years

      8

      6

      Sailmaker's Mate

      5

      3

      Sailmaker's Mate after 3 years

      5

      6

      Sailmaker

      7

      0

      Sailmaker after 3 years

      7

      4

      Sailmaker after 6 years

      7

      8

      Stoker 2nd class

      2

      9

      Stoker 1st class

      4

      0

      Stoker after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      Stoker after 6 years' man's. time

      4

      6

      Tailors and Shoemakers

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Tailor or Shoemaker

      2

      9

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 3 years

      3

      0

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 6 years

      3

      3

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 9 years

      3

      6

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 12 years

      3

      9

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 15 years

      4

      0

      Tailor or Shoemaker after 18 years

      4

      3

      Blacksmiths (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Blacksmith's Mate

      4

      6

      Blacksmith

      6

      3

      Blacksmith after 3 years

      6

      6

      Plumbers (Old System)

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Plumber's Mate

      4

      3

      Plumber

      6

      0

      Painters (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Painter 2nd class

      4

      3

      Painter 1st class

      6

      0

      Coopers (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Cooper's Crew

      4

      3

      Second Cooper

      4

      9

      Cooper

      6

      0

      Shipwrights (Odd System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Shipwright

      7

      6

      Leading Shipwright

      7

      9

      Carpenter's Mate

      8

      3

       Carpenter Ratings (Old System)

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Carpenter's Crew

      4

      3

      Leading Carpenter's Crew

      4

      9

      Bandsmen (Old System).

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Bandsman

      3

      6

      Bandsman after 3 years' man's time

      3

      9

      Bandsman after 6 years' man's time

      4

      0

      Band Corporal

      5

      0

      Band Corporal after 3 years

      5

      3

      Ship's Musician

      5

      0

      Ship's Musician after 3 years

      5

      3

      Bandmaster

      6

      6

      Bandmaster after 3 years

      6

      10

      Bandmaster after 6 years

      7

      2

      Chief Bandmaster

      8

      0

      Chief Bandmaster after 3 years

      8

      6

      Chief Bandmaster after 6 years

      9

      0

      Instrument allowances to be merged in the above rates.

      Royal Marines.

       

      R.M.A.

      R.M.L.I.

       

        per diem.  

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      s.

      d.

      Private on enlistment

      2

      9

      2

      9

      Private after 1 year's service or on completion of drills

       

       

      3

      6

      Private on completing training ready for embarkation

       

       

      4

      0

      Private after 3 years' man's time

       

       

      4

      3

      Private after 6 years man's time

       

       

      4

      6

      Gunner 2nd class

      3

      6

       

       

      Gunner 1st class

      4

      0

       

       

      Gunner after 3 years' man's .time

      4

      3

       

       

      Gunner after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

       

       

      Bugler

      2

      9

      2

      9

      Bugler after 1 year's service

      4

      0

      4

      0

      Bugler after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      4

      3

      Bugler after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

      4

      6

      Musician

      2

      9

      2

      9

      Musician after 1 year's service

      4

      0

      4

      0

      Musician after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      4

      3

      Musician after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

      4

      6

      Corporal

      5

      6

      5

      6

      Corporal after 3 years

      5

      9

      5

      9

      Sergeant

      7

      0

      7

      0

      Sergeant after 3 years

      7

      4

      7

      4

      Sergeant after 6 years

      7

      8

      7

      8

      Colour Sergeant
      Bugle Major
      Drum Major
      Hospital Staff Sergeant

      8

      6

      8

      6

      Colour Sergeant
      Bugle Major
      Drum Major
      Hospital Staff Sergeant

      after 3 years

      9

      0

      9

      0

      Colour Sergeant
      Bugle Major
      Drum Major
      Hospital Staff Sergeant

      after 6 years

      9

      6

      9

      6

      Armourer Sergeant
      Warrant Officer, Class II.

      10

      0

      10

      0

      Armourer Sergeant
      Warrant Officer, Class II.

      after 3 years

      10

      6

      10

      6

      Paid Lance ranks to be abolished.

      Marine Bandsmen

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Band Boy

      1

      0

      Band Boy after 1 year’s service

      1

      9

      Musician

      2

      9

      Musician after 1 year

      4

      0

      Musician after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      Musician after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Band Corporal

      5

      6

      Band Corporal after 3 years

      5

      9

      Bandmaster 2nd class

      7

      0

      Bandmaster 2nd class after 3 years

      7

      4

      Bandmaster 2nd class after 6 years

      7

      8

      Bandmaster, 1st class

      8

      6

      Bandmaster, 1st class after 3 years

      9

      0

      Bandmaster, 1st class after 6 years

      9

      6

      Coast Guard Force.

      Old Force:

      Boatman

      3

      11

      Leading Boatman

      4

      10

      Divisional Carpenter

      5

      10

      Petty Officer

      6

      2

      Petty Officer after 4 years

      6

      5

      Chief Petty Officer

      8

      0

      Gunnery Pay to continue to be paid as heretofore.

      New Force (Rates as from 1st May, 1919) :

      Coastguard

      6

      10

      Coastguard after 2½ years, if passed for Petty Officer (New Force)

      7

      4

      Coastguard after 2½ years, if passed for Petty Officer (New Force)

      8

      7

      Coastguard after 2½ years, if passed for Chief Officer (Now Force)

      9

      1

      Mechanics, &c. (late Royal Naval Air Service).

      Craftsman, 2nd class

      2

      9

      Craftsman, 1st class

      4

      0

      Craftsman, 1st class after 3 years' man's time

      4

      3

      Craftsman, 1st class after 6 years' man's time

      4

      6

      Leading Craftsman

      5

      3

      Leading Craftsman after 1 year if passed for Petty Officer

      5

      6

      Petty Officer Craftsman

      7

      0

      Petty Officer Craftsman after 3 years

      7

      4

      Petty Officer Craftsman after 6 years

      7

      8

      Mechanic, 2nd class

      4

      0

      Acting Mechanic, 1st class

      5

      0

      Mechanic, 1st class

      6

      0

      Leading Mechanic

      7

      6

      Petty Officer Mechanic

      9

      0

      Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, 3rd grade

      10

      6

      Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, 2nd grade

      12

      6

      Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, 1st grade

      14

      0

      Driving Pay (where applicable) to be at the rate of 3s. a day to Mechanics, 1st class, and 1s. 6d. a day to Leading Mechanics.

      Motor Boat Reserve.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Motor Boatman

      4

      6

      Motor Boatman after 3 years

      4

      3

      Motor Boatman after 6 years

      4

      6

      Motor Mechanic

      5

      9

      Motor Mechanic after 3 years

      6

      0

      Chief Motor Boatman

      8

      6

      Chief Motor Boatman after 3 years

      9

      0

      Chief Motor Mechanic

      9

      0

      Chief Motor Mechanic after 3 years

      9

      6

      The special allowance of 3s. 7d. a day hitherto paid in the Motor Boat Reserve to be abolished, and Provision Allowance, Lodging Allowance and Hard Lying Money to be paid under the same conditions as for other naval ratings.

      Wiremen

       

        per diem.  

       

      s. d.

      Wireman, 2nd Class

      5 0

      After 3 years

      5 3
      Wireman, 1st class 6 0
      After' 3 years .as such 6 3

      Time served in the obsolete rating Armourer's Crew (Wireman) to count as service as Wireman, 2nd class.

      Engine-room Artificers, Royal Naval Reserve.

       

        per diem.  

       

      s.

      d.

      Probationary Engine-room Artificer

      9

      6

      Engine-room Artificer holding 2nd class certificate

      9

      6

      Engine-room Artificer holding 1st class certificate

      10

      6

      Chief Engine-room. Artificer

      10

      10

      Non-Substantive Ratings.

      The pay of non-substantive ratings to remain unchanged, except as stated below:

        New rate
        s. d.
      Gunner's Mate 1 0

      Royal Marine Gunnery Instructor

      1

      0

      Gunlayer, 1st class

      1

      0

      Rangetaker, 1st class

      1

      0

      Light or Secondary Director Layer

      1

      0

      Turret Director Layer

      1

      3

      Torpedo Gunner's Mate

      1

      6

      Station Signalman (Coast Guard)

      0

      3

      Coast Guard ratings passed for Higher Standard Wireless Telegraphy (old system.) or for Leading Telegraphist

      0

      6

      Leading Boatman qualified for Petty Officer Telegraphist

      0

      6

      The distinction between Torpedo Gunner's Mate Lower Scale and Higher Scale is abolished.

      The non-substantive rates of Trained Man, Qualified in Gunnery, Signal Instructor, Higher Standard (Signals), First and Second Class, and Stoker Mechanic to be merged in the new substantive rates.

      Chief Yeomen of Signals and Yeomen of Signals, holding the obsolescent non-substantive rating of Signal Instructor to be transferred to the new system, and paid at the new system rate of pay of their rating.

      C.- Allowances

      I. The following allowances to be absorbed into the new rates of pay, and cease to be payable:

      • Victualling Store Allowance for Victualling ratings.
      • Ratings other than Victualling ratings, when performing the duties of the latter, and in charge of stores, to be paid an allowance of 6d. a day.

      • Re-engagement Pay for Seaman, Signal and Telegraphist ratings.
      • Efficiency Allowance for Royal Marines.
      • Good Shooting Allowance for Royal Marines.
      • Allowance as Qualified Man for Royal Marine Light Infantry.
      • Instrument Allowance for Royal Marine Bands.
      • Afloat Allowance for Royal Marines.
      • Musical Proficiency Allowance.
      • Shore Allowance for Sergeants, Royal Marines.
      • Allowance for Barrack Quartermaster Sergeants, Royal Marines.
      • Allowance as Mechanic to Stoker ratings.

      II. The following allowances to be introduced or amended:

      Engine Room Artificers' allowance on being granted watch-keeping certificates:

      1. 1s. a day on obtaining the certificate of capability of taking a watch in the engineroom of a small ship;
      2. An additional 1s. on obtaining the certificates of capability of taking charge of the engines of a small ship, but not to be paid until attainment of the rating of Chief Engine-room Artificer, 2nd class.

      These allowances to be paid under the above conditions to such chief and other Engineroom Artificers, Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, as have obtained or may obtain the above certificates.

      Interpreter.- Ratings acting as Interpreter to receive an allowance of 1s. an hour while actually performing the duties, up to a maximum of 5s. a day.

      Schoolmaster.-The rate of pay for Acting Schoolmaster to be continuous at they rate of 8d. a day, and no longer to depend upon the number of lessons given.

      Diver.- The initial allowance to remain at 1d. a day. On the first occasion of requalifying after going to sea, men to be graded as 1st and 2nd class Divers. 1st class Divers to receive an allowances of 4d. a. day, 2nd class Divers 1d. a day.

      Artificer Diver.-The initial allowance to remain at 6d. a day. On the first occasion of requalifying after going to sea, men to be graded as 1st and 2nd class. First Class Artificer Divers to receive an allowance of 9d. a day, and Second Class Artificer Divers 6d. a day.

      Good Conduct Pay.- The daily pay for each Badge to be 3d. instead of 1d. Royal Marines in future to come under the same regulations as Naval Ratings, as regards good conduct Badges. Royal Marine ranks now in possession of more than three good conduct Badges to be paid at the new rates, for three Badges only; Badges in excess of three to be regarded as honorary, and in the event of a Badge being forfeited the forfeiture in the first instance to be applied to a paid Badge.

      Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity.-This Medal to carry with it an immediate payment of £20 on award, and an allowance of £1 for each complete year of qualifying service rendered after earning the Medal, the amount so accruing being paid in a lump sum with the first payment of pension. The former scale of gratuity in respect of the Medal to be abolished. The new scale to be applicable to all men eligible for Good Conduct gratuity, regardless of rating, holding the Medal who are not due for pension as from a date prior to 1st May, 1919.

      Allowance in Lieu of Spirit.- The present scale of grog money to be replaced by a consolidated allowance of 21s. a quarter. For parts of a quarter or for broken periods the allowance to be credited at the rate of 3d. a day.

      Extra Duty Pay.-The existing scale for ratings in respect of Engineering Work and for Artisans employed at their trades, to be cancelled, and replaced by the following:

          per diem.  
          s. d.
      10. Chief Artificers of all branches, and Chief Mechanicians 3 6
      11. Artificers of all branches, and Mechanicians 3 0
      12. Chief Shipwrights 3 6
      13. Shipwrights, Leading Shipwrights (Old System), Shipwrights (Old System), Carpenters' Mates 3 0
      14. All Artisan and, Armourer Ratings 2 6
      15. Stokers and all other men employed as Mechanics 1 6

      The existing scale of Extra Duty Pay for ratings in respect of General Work to be cancelled and replaced by the following:

            per diem.  
          s. d.
      3. Chief Petty Officers' (except Officers' Chief Stewards and Cooks), Petty Officers (New System) (except Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 1st Class), Petty Officers 1st Class (Old System), Warrant Officers, Class II, and Sergeants of Marines. 1 3
      4. Second Class Petty Officers (Old System), Corporals of Marines, Leading Rates, Able Seamen (Continuous Service, Special Service and Non-continuous Service), Stokers, 1st Class (Continuous Service, Special Service and Non-continuous Service), Stoker's, 2nd Class (Continuous Service), Privates of Marines (after completing training ready for embarkation), and others whose substantive pay is not less than 4s. a day 1 0
      5. Ordinary Seamen, Stokers, 2nd Class (Non-continuous Service or Special Service), and others of the ship's company 0 9
      6. Boys 0 3

      Allowance far playing Harmonium, &c.-To be payable whether a Chaplain officiates at the service or not.

      Subsistence Allowance.-The existing scale is to be replaced by the following, which is also to apply to Royal Marines on shore strength :

      Rank or Rating. A night or 24 hours. Over 9 hours and not the night. Over 5 and under 9 hours.
        s. d. s. d. s. d.
      Petty Officers, and N.C.O.'s, Seamen, &c. 7 6 3 9 1 6
      Boys 3 9 3 9 1 6

      The existing rates for Coastguard ratings to be increased by 50 per cent.

      Leave Allowance in future to be payable at the same rate as the allowance in lieu of provisions, as approved where Government provisions are not taken up.

      Assisting in Clerical Duties.- Ratings of the Victualling Branch when employed on Ship's office duties in addition to their own to be eligible for extra pay under the conditions laid down in King's Regulations.

      Steaming in Tropics' Allowance in future to be called ` Tropical Allowance.' A flat rate of 1s. 6d. a day to be substituted for the present scale based on substantive pay, and to be payable in steam and oil-burning vessels other than open motor-boats, to all Engine Room, Officers' and Ship's Cook ratings (including Maltese, but excluding native ratings) both when at sea and in harbour.

      Detained Pay.- To be payable under the conditions hitherto in force, and, in addition, to men detained on a Foreign Station beyond expiration of engagement, awaiting passage home up to the actual date of discharge to the shore.

      Allowance for Work in Double Bottoms. The day (including intermediate dinner hour) to be reckoned as 8 hours instead of 10 hours.

      Allowance for acting as Senior Officer's or Captain's Clerk.-The allowance previously payable to an Officer .to be payable to a Writer, when called upon to act in such capacity owing to the exigencies of the service.

      Hard Lying Money for Crews of Surveying Vessels.- Hardlying money on the Torpedo Boat Destroyer scale to be payable as follows :

      (a) Surveying Vessels employed in Foreign Waters: From the date of commissioning at home or abroad until paid off, but not when on passage to or from a foreign station unless in a surveying vessel.

      (b) Surveying Vessels employed in Home Waters: During the period that these vessels are completed to full complement or actually employed in surveying work, whether with reduced crews or not. No allowance to be paid when vessels are laid up, except in cases when the services of a boat's crew are specially required for surveying work for a definite period.

      The Senior Allowance of 6d. a day payable to half the number of Active Service Chief Yeoman of Signals, and Chief Petty Officer Telegraphists to be payable also to such pensioners holding these ratings as are called up within 5 years of being discharged from active service, or of enrolment in the Royal Fleet Reserve, Class A, whichever may be the later, provided they were receiving the allowance on discharge or were enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve therewith.

      D.- Miscellaneous.

      Application of Revised Rates.-The revised rates to be applicable to equivalent ratings in the following :

      Royal Naval Reserve (including Shetland, Newfoundland and Malta Sections).
      Royal Fleet Reserve.
      Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
      Australasian Naval Forces.
      Maltese.
      Labour Companies in Scotland.

      Good Conduct pay and such allowances as are applicable to be credited at the rates as revised for the Service generally, to ratings of the Royal Naval Reserve (Trawler and Wireless Telegraphy Sections), and the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve.

      Retention of old rates.-In any cases in which the transfer from the old to the revised rates of pay would involve a loss of pay, ratings to continue to be paid at their old rates until such time as promotion or length of service entitles, them to pay equal to or greater than the old rates.

      Allowance to Senior Armourer in Gunnery and Torpedo Schools.-This allowance of 7d. a day to continue to be paid where a rating is in charge, but not if there is a Warrant Officer in charge.

      Hospital Stoppages.-Hospital stoppages to continue to be applicable only to ratings whose disability is due to misconduct, carelessness or neglect.

      E.- Date On Which The Forgoing Improvements Take Effect.

      The new scales of Substantive pay and Badge pay to be antedated to the 1st February, 1919, for all those in the Naval Service on the 1st May, 1919, and not dispersed prior to that date. Existing allowances absorbed in the new rates of substantive pay not to be payable concurrently therewith.

      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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