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Commissioned Writers and Commissioned Steward.

17 Aug 1915
Establishment of Commissioned Writers and Commissioned Steward.
The title of Head Steward to be altered to Warrant Steward.

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of August, 1915.

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 8th day of August, 1915, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas His late Majesty was graciously pleased, by His Order in Council bearing date the 18th October, 1909, to extend the opportunity of attaining Warrant Rank to the Writer and Ship's Steward Classes by establishing the Warrant Ranks of Warrant Writer and Head Steward :

And whereas we consider it desirable that these two Classes should be enabled to attain Commissioned Warrant Rank, and that the initial rate of pay for Warrant Writers and Head Stewards should be improved, and the number of posts allowed increased :

And whereas we further consider that the title of Head Steward should be changed to Warrant Steward :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the proposals contained in the annexed schedule. The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule.

Writer Class.

Commissioned Warrant Rank to be established with the title of Commissioned Writer. The scale of pay to be as follows. On promotion 11s. a day, with subsequent biennial increments of 6d. a day to a maximum of 13s.

Pension, pensions for hurts and wounds, widows' pensions, and compassionate allowances to children, to be granted on the scales laid down for and under the conditions applicable to Chief Artificer Engineers.

The pay of Warrant Writers for the first five years of service to be increased from 7s. to 7s. 6d. a day.

Ship's Steward Class.

Commissioned Warrant Rank to be established with the title of Commissioned Steward. The scales of pay, pension, etc., to be as provided above for Commissioned Writers. The title of Head Steward to be altered to Warrant Steward.

The pay of Warrant Stewards for the first five years of service to be increased from 8s. to 8s. 6d. a day.

Numbers.

During hostilities the numbers of Commissioned Writers, Commissioned Stewards, Warrant Writers, and Warrant Stewards, to be fixed by us subject to the approval of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury.

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.


1917 04 17
Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers eligible for promotion to the Rank of Lieutenant
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of April, 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 3rd day of April, 1917, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Order in Council of the 28th March, 1903, and subsequent Orders, it is provided that certain Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers 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 advancement to similar relative Rank should be open to Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers of the Writer and Ship's Steward Classes

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Commissioned Writers and Commissioned Stewards, and Warrant Writers and Warrant Stewards, being eligible for promotion to the Rank of Assistant Paymaster as a reward for long and zealous Service, under the conditions set forth in the subjoined Schedule, the Officers so promoted to be included in the present authorized numbers of Commissioned Writers and Commissioned Stewards, and Warrant Writers and Warrant Stewards.

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

Schedule.

1. Commissioned Writers, Commissioned Stewards, Warrant Writers, And Warrant Stewards.

To have the title of Assistant Paymaster on promotion, and to rank with Assistant Paymasters of 4 years' seniority. To receive automatic promotion to the rank of Paymaster after 8 years from date of promotion to Assistant Paymaster.

2. Numbers.

The number of promotions from the Writer Class to be limited to 10, from the Ship's Steward Class to 6, these totals to be reached gradually.

3. Full Pay.

 

s.

d.

 

On promotion

14

0

a day

After 2 years' service

14

6

a day

After 4 years' service

15

0

a day

After 6 years' service

15

6

a day

After 8 years' service

16

0

a day

4. Half-Pay.

Officers when unemployed, except for the reasons stated below, to be borne for full pay on the books of their Depot.

The Admiralty to have power, in cases of misconduct or prolonged sickness, to place Officers on temporary half-pay, such pay not to exceed the half of the full pay to which they are entitled.

Time on half-pay to count for all purposes as the half-pay-time of Officers generally.

5. Retirement.

Officers to be retired at the age of 55, or at any age if physically unfit for service. Voluntary retirement to be allowed after the age of 40.

6. Retired Pay.

 

Per annum.

 
 

s.

d.

 

For each year's service in Commissioned Rank

10

0

0

 

Addition for each year's service in Commissioned Warrant Rank or Warrant Rank

6

0

0

 

Addition for each year's service as Chief Petty Officer

2

10

0

 

Addition for each year's service prior to being rated Chief Petty Officer

1

10

0

 

Maximum to be

200

0

0

a year

Minimum (at age 55)

160

0

0

a year

Fractions of years to be assessed for pension under the Rules laid down in Order in Council of 16th December, 1912.

7. Miscellaneous.

Pensions for hurts and wounds, widow's pensions, and compassionate allowances to children, to be at the same rate and under the same conditions as those granted in the case of Lieutenants or Lieutenant-Commanders R.N.

An allowance of 50 towards the cost of outfit to be payable to every Officer on promotion.

To receive an allowance of 1s. 6d. per day when required to join a Ward Room Mess.

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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