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Indian Marine Service

1914 11 06
Indian Marine Service effectively a part of the RN
Indian Marine Service Vessel 'Lawrence'

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1914.

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, of 29th day of October, 1914, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas it is provided in Section 6 of the Indian Marine Service Act, 1884, that in case a state of War exists between Your Majesty and any foreign power, it shall be lawful for Your Majesty by Proclamation or Order in Council to direct that any vessel belonging to Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service and the Men and Officers from time to time serving thereon shall be under the command of the Senior Naval Officer of the Station where for the time being such ships may be

And whereas it is provided that while any such vessel is under such command, such vessel shall be deemed to all intents a vessel of war of the Royal Navy, and the Men and Officers from time to time serving in such vessels shall be under such Naval Discipline Act or Acts as may be in force for the time being, and subject to such Regulations as may be issued by Us with the concurrence of the Secretary of State for India in Council

And whereas a state of War exists between Your Majesty and the German Emperor

And whereas the Government of Your Majesty in India has agreed to place unreservedly at the disposal of the Naval Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service Vessel 'Lawrence'

Now, therefore, we beg leave to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that Your Majesty’s Indian Marine Service Vessel 'Lawrence' and the Men and Officers from time to time serving thereon shall be under the command of the Senior Naval Officer of the Station where for the time being such ship may be.

The Secretary of State for India in Council has signified his concurrence in these proposals.

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.


1914 12 18
Indian Marine Service Vessel 'Comet'
Whereas it is provided in Section 6 of the Indian Marine Service Act, 1884, that in case a state of War exists between Your Majesty and any foreign power, it shall be lawful for Your Majesty by Proclamation or Order in Council to direct that any vessel belonging to Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service, and the Men and Officers from time to time serving thereon, shall be under the command of the Senior Naval Officer of the Station where for the time being such ships may be:

And whereas it is provided that while any such vessel is under such command, such vessel shall be deemed to all intents a vessel of war of the Royal Navy, and the Men and Officers from time to time serving in such vessels shall be under such Naval Discipline Act or Acts as may be in force for the time being, and subject to such Regulations as may be issued by us with the concurrence of the Secretary of State for India in Council:

And whereas a state of War exists between Your Majesty and the German Emperor:

And whereas the Government of Your Majesty in India has agreed to place unreservedly at the disposal of the Naval Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service Vessel ‘Comet':

Now, therefore, we beg leave to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by your Order in Council, to direct that Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service Vessel 'Comet,' and the Men and Officers from time to time serving thereon, shall be under the command of the Senior Naval Officer of the Station where for the time being such ship may be.


1915 01 08
Employment of former Indian Marine Force personnel
And whereas we have found it necessary to employ temporarily in Your Majesty's Navy certain retired Officers of Your Majesty's Indian Marine Force, and certain Officers who resigned from that force:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to such Officers temporarily employed of pay and allowances from Imperial Funds as follows:

Retired Officers, Royal Indian Marine.

Pay and allowances at the Naval rates applicable to their temporary rank in the Royal Navy, to be paid concurrently with their Indian pensions

Other Officers, late Royal Indian Marine.

Pay and allowances at the Naval rates applicable to their temporary rank in the Royal Navy, plus .25 per cent. bonus on full pay excluding allowances :

such pay to take effect as from the 1st September, 1914.


1917 08 31
Indian Marine Service Vessels under Naval Discipline Act
And whereas it is provided that while any such Vessel is under such command, such vessel shall be deemed to all intents a Vessel of War of the Royal Navy, and the Men and Officers from time to time serving in such Vessel shall be under such Naval Discipline Act or Acts as may be in force for the time being, and subject to such Regulations as may be issued by us with the concurrence of the Secretary of State for India in Council :-

And whereas a state of War exists between Your Majesty and the German Emperor:

And whereas the Government of Your Majesty in India has agreed to place unreservedly at the disposal of the Naval Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service Vessels " General Elles," " Investigator," and " Elephanta," and certain other vessels employed or to be employed in mine-sweeping patrol, and other auxiliary duties, the names whereof have been, or will be, communicated to the Naval Commander-in-Chief by the Government of India:

Now, therefore, we beg leave to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that the aforesaid Vessels of Your Majesty's Indian Marine Service, and the Men and Officers from time to time serving thereon, shall be under the command of the Senior Naval Officer of the station where for the time being such ships may be.


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