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Shipwright Officer

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Shipwright Officer - Docking and Undocking Pay - Rosyth
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of November, 1928.

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 15th day of November, 1928, (C.W. 10246/28), 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 we have decided in the interests of economy that all docking work on the Destroyers in Maintenance Reserve at Rosyth is to be performed by naval ratings under the direction of the Shipwright Officer of the Parent Ship:

And whereas we consider that the additional work and responsibility thereby devolving on this Officer should be recognised by the grant of extra remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to him, with effect from the 28th day of May, 1928, of an allowance of 10s. for each successful docking or undocking operation.

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.


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