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Complement of Mates, Midshipmen, and College Midshipmen borne on the books of HM ships - 1833


Admiralty Office, 11 Jan 1833,
Circular No. 87,
The following are the numbers of Mates, Midshipmen, and College Midshipmen borne on the books of HM ships under the regulations of their Lordship’s Circular Order, No. 65 of 1 October 1831, of whom the numbers stated in the second column are to be selected from among the Mates who have been passed prior to the year 1830, or from young gentlemen educated at the RN College, who may have completed two years’ time afloat – the latter class, however to be confined, as at present, to sea-going ships, viz.:-

Complement of which to be Mates passed prior to 1830, or College Midshipmen
1st Rates 24 8
2d 20 8
3d 16 5
4th 10 4
5th 10 4
6th 8 4
Sloops 3 1
Cutters, Gun-brigs &c. 2 1
Guard-ships 8 4

And numbers of the Volunteers of the 1st Class in each rate fixed by their Lordships’ Circular Order, No. 59, of the 15 Jan 1831, are in future to be as follows:-

  Vol. 1st Class Coll. Vol.
1st and 2d Rates, Seagoing Ships, &c. 3 6
3d Rates 2 5
4th and 5th Rates 2 4
6th Rates, and sloops with 115 men 1 3
Guard-ships 3 0
10 gun brigs 0 1

The reduction of the volunteers of the first class to be effected as vacancies occur.

By command of their Lordships,

John Barrow.

Addressed to all Commander-in-Chief, Captains, and Commanding Officers of HM Ships and Vessels.

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