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Entry of Officers of the Mercantile Marine from RNR to Supplementary List of Lieutenants and Sub-Lieutenants

1913 03 14
And whereas by Orders in Council bearing dates the 29 June, 1895, and the 9 August, 1898, provision was made for the entry of Officers belonging to the Mercantile Marine on a Supplementary List of Lieutenants and Sub-Lieutenants of the Royal Navy.

And whereas we are of opinion that the growing requirements of Your Majesty's Fleet again necessitate the adoption of a similar measure with a view to increasing the list of Lieutenants:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the entry on a Supplementary List of the Royal Navy of a number of Officers of the Mercantile Marine, not exceeding 100, under the following conditions, namely:

Candidates must be Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve who have completed twelve months' training in the Royal Navy or who at the time of their selection are undergoing such training.

Those entered as Sub-Lieutenants to be eligible for promotion to Lieutenant after one year's service from the date of entry in the Royal Navy or on the date on which they would have become eligible for the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve; but power to be reserved to us to appoint them as Acting Lieutenants at any period of their service

In the case of Officers who may not have fulfilled the service required by the regulations of the Board of Trade for examination for Master, promotion to be subject to passing an examination to be held by the Board of Trade

Lieutenants on the Supplementary List t6 be eligible at our discretion for promotion to the rank of Commander on the Active List in exceptional cases:

Rates of full pay, half-pay, and retired pay or gratuities to be at the rates shown in the accompanying Schedule

A Lieutenant on the Supplementary List may be granted the retired rank of Commander, at our discretion, under the conditions applicable to Lieutenants generally

Pensions for wounds or injuries, widows' pensions, and compassionate allowances for children to be at the same rates and under the same conditions as those granted to Officers of the Royal Navy of corresponding rank

Officers on entry to cease to be entitled to retaining fees:

The full equipment grant of 30 to be given to Sub-Lieutenants and 40 to Lieutenants in consideration of their having to obtain Naval uniform, provided they have not received any outfit allowance on appointment to one of Your Majesty's Ships for training within the two years immediately preceding the date of entry on the Supplementary List:

An Officer who has received outfit allowance within such two years to receive only half the equipment grant, or the difference between what he has already received and the full rate:

Schedule

A.-Full Pay.

 

Per day

 
 

s.

d.

 

Sub-Lieutenant

5

0

and a messing allowance of 1s. a day in addition

Lieutenant on promotion

10

0

 

Lieutenant after 4 years' seniority

11

0

 

Lieutenant after 6 seniority

12

0

 

Lieutenant after 8 seniority

13

0

 

Lieutenant after 10 seniority

14

0

 

Lieutenant after 12 seniority

15

0

 

Lieutenant after 14 seniority

16

0

 

B.-Half Pay.

To be allowed when unemployed either through misconduct or at the Officer's own request, or when full pay shall have ceased in consequence of sickness.

     Per day.     
 

s.

d.

 

Sub-Lieutenant

3

6

 

Lieutenant under 3 years' service  

5

0

Including service in the Navy as a Royal Naval Reserve Officer and Sub - Lieutenant, R. N.

Lieutenant over 3 years' service

6

0

Lieutenant over 6 years' service

7

0

Lieutenant over 9 years' service

8

0

Lieutenant over l8 years' service

8

6

Lieutenant over 15 years' service

9

0

C.-Retirement.

Officers to be retired at the age of 45. Voluntary retirement may, however, be allowed from the age of 40, at the discretion of the Admiralty.

To be retired at any age if found physically unfit for further service, or in case of such misconduct or neglect of duty as, in the opinion of the Admiralty, renders the Officer unfit for further service.

Sub-Lieutenant.

(1) If retired physically unfit from causes beyond his own control.

A gratuity of two calendar months' full pay for each complete year of full pay service (including service in the Navy as a Royal Naval Reserve Officer).

(2) If retired for unfitness due to causes within his own control, or for misconduct or neglect of duty.

Such gratuity as Their Lordships may think fit, not exceeding the amount which would have been awarded under (1).

Lieutenant.

1. A Lieutenant retired at his own request, or at the age of 45, or for physical unfitness due to causes beyond his own control, shall be entitled to receive a gratuity, or retired pay on the following scale:

(a) If with less than 10 years' full pay service (including service in the Royal Navy as Royal Naval Reserve Officer and Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy).

A-gratuity of six calendar months' full pay for each complete year of such service

(b) If with 10 years' full service as above

150 per annum

If with 11 years' service as above or if 41 years of age with 10 years' service as above

160 per annum

If with 12 years' service as above or if 42 years of age with 10 years' service as above

170 per annum

If with 13 years' service as above or if 43 years of age with 10 years' service as above

180 per annum

If with 14 years' service as above or if 44 years, of age with 10 years' service as above

190 per annum

If with 15 years' service as above or if 45 years of age with 10 years' service as above

200 per annum maximum

2. A Lieutenant retired for unfitness due to causes within his own control, or for misconduct or neglect of duty may be allowed:

(a) If with less than 10 years' full pay service (including service in the Royal Navy as Royal Naval Reserve Officer and Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy), such gratuity as the Admiralty think fit, not exceeding six calendar months' full pay for each completed year of such service.

(b) If with 10 years' or more full pay service (including service in the Royal Navy as Royal Naval Reserve Officer and Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy), such retired pay as the Admiralty may think fit, not exceeding the rate which would have been awarded under clause 1 (b) above, or in lieu thereof, at the discretion of the Admiralty, a gratuity not exceeding the commutation value (as assessed by Your Majesty's Pensions Commutation Board) of such rate of retired pay.


1913 10 17
Supplementary List Officers Messing Allowance
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of the 7th day of March, 1913, to sanction the entry on a Supplementary List of Your Majesty's Navy of a number of Officers of the Mercantile Marine under certain conditions as regards pay and emoluments:

And whereas we are of opinion that the remuneration of Officers thus entered as Lieutenants should be improved:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to these Officers of a Messing Allowance of 2s. a day in addition to, and to be treated as part of, the full pay of their rank, with retrospective effect as from the 1st day of April, 1913.


1915 02 09
Pay - Supplementary List Lieutenant-Commanders recalled
And whereas the highest rate of pay for Lieutenant-Commanders entered as Lieutenants or Sub-Lieutenants on the Supplementary List of Your Majesty's Navy under Orders in Council bearing dates the 29th June, 1895, and 9th August, 1898, is 14s. a day (in addition to Messing Allowance of 2s. a day), being the highest rate in force for Lieutenants, Royal Navy, at the time of the above-mentioned Orders in Council:

And whereas the highest rate of pay for Lieutenant-Commanders is now 16s. a day, this rate being payable after 6 years' seniority as Lieutenant-Commander:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of full pay at the, rate of 16s. a day (in addition to Messing Allowance of 2s. a day) to Lieutenant-Commanders of 6 years' seniority entered on the Supplementary List under the above-mentioned Orders in Council, to take effect from the 1st January, 1915.


1915 08 24
SL List Reserve Officers - Transfer to the General List
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council dated the 7th day of March, 1913, authority was given for the entry on a Supplementary List of Your Majesty's Navy of a certain number of Officers of the Mercantile Marine:

And whereas we consider that Officers thus entered who may perform meritorious service during war, or specially distinguish themselves in action, should be eligible for transfer, at our discretion, to the General List of Officers of Your Majesty's Fleet in vacancies, and, if so transferred, should be allowed to count the service which they were entitled to count when on the Supplementary List:

We beg. leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to make such transfers accordingly.


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