Index
 
Commissioned Mechanicians and Warrant Mechanicians, Engineer-Lieutenants

09 Feb 1917
Commissioned Mechanicians and Warrant Mechanicians eligible for promotion to Engineer-Lieutenant
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of February, 1917.

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 1st February, 1917, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section 3 of the Naval and Marine Play and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas by Order in Council of the 28th March, 1903, it is provided that certain Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers therein specified shall be eligible for promotion to. the Rank of Lieutenant, or the corresponding relative Rank, as a reward for long and zealous service

And whereas we are of opinion that similar advancement should be open to Commissioned Mechanicians and Warrant Mechanicians

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Commissioned Mechanicians and Warrant Mechanicians being eligible for promotion to the Rank of Engineer-Lieutenant as a reward for long and zealous service, under conditions similar to those applicable to Officers promoted from the ranks of Chief Artificer Engineer and Artificer Engineer; the Officers so promoted to be included in the authorized numbers of Officers who may be promoted to the Rank, or relative Rank, of Lieutenant.

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


20 Aug 1918
Promotion of selected Warrant Mechanicians and Mechanicians to the Rank of Mate(E)
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of August, 1918.

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 7th day of August, 1918, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval .and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 21st day of January, 1914, to sanction the promotion of selected Artificer Engineers, Chief Engine Room Artificers, and Engine Room Artificers, to commissioned Rank :

And whereas we are of opinion that this avenue of advancement to Commissioned Rank should be extended to the Stoker Branch of Your Majesty's Navy :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the promotion of selected Warrant Mechanicians and Mechanicians to the Rank of Mate (E), and subsequently to higher Rank, under the conditions applicable to Artificer Engineers, Chief Engine Room Artificers, and Engine Room Artificers.

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


10 Oct 1919
Establishment of the rating of Chief Mechanician ; Pay for Warrant Mechanicians
AA the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th October, 1919.

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 25th day of September, 1919, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we have had under consideration the position and prospects of Mechanicians in Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we consider it desirable to establish the rating of Chief Mechanician to provide a link between the existing rating of Mechanician and the existing rank of Warrant Mechanician, and also to provide a means of advancement and reward to such Senior Mechanicians as may not be selected for Warrant rank:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the rates of pay of Warrant Mechanicians should be assimilated to those of Artificer Engineers

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the establishment as from the 13th June, 1918, of the ratings of Chief Mechanician 1st Class and Chief Mechanician 2nd Class with pay at the rates of 7s. 11d. and 7s. 5d. per diem, respectively, the number of Chief

Mechanicians, 1st and 2nd Class, being limited to 100; and further to approve of the scale of pay for Warrant Mechanicians being assimilated to that prescribed for Artificer Engineers, with effect from the same date.

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


18 May 1920
Chief Mechanicians and Mechanicians - Charge Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of May, 1920.

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 5th day of May, 1920, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we consider that Chief Mechanicians and Mechanicians serving in Your Majesty's Navy. should be eligible for Charge Pay and Senior Engineer's Allowance on obtaining a Certificate that they are capable in all respects of taking charge of the engines of a small ship and deserving of being placed in that position:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment as from the 17th January, 1918, of Charge Pay and Senior Engineer's Allowance Up Chief Mechanicians and Mechanicians in possession oaf the Charge Certificate before mentioned under the conditions governing the payment of these allowances to Chief and other Engine Room Artificers in Your Majesty's Navy

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


Crown Copyright

^ back to top ^