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Navy List - Dec 1835

Half Pay


Renewal of Half Pay whilst on Leave of Absence Abroad

Admiralty,

22 June 1821,

In order to prevent inconvenience to individual officers as well as to his Majesty’s service, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty think it necessary to remind the Officers of His Majesty’s Navy and Royal Marine Forces, that they cannot receive their half-pay for any period during which they may be absent from this kingdom without their Lordship’s leave ; and that officers who may wish to remain abroad beyond their original leave, should take care to apply for a renewal thereof in due time (stating the date their last letter of leave bore) so that such application may be received at this Office prior to the expiration of the former leave, as (unless very special circumstances can be stated in any particular case) no Half-pay can be paid for any period of absence abroad which shall not be covered by their Lordships’ leave.

All applications, either for original leave, or for a renewal thereof, whether made through agents or otherwise, must be written by the officer himself, and addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty.

This regulation will take effect from this date, with regard to all Officers hereafter applying for leave ; and from the First of January next, with regard to officers now abroad on the Continent of Europe or North America ; and after the First of July, 1822, with regard to Officers in other parts of the World.

Nothing herein contained is to authorise any Officer to draw for Half-pay who is not now entitled by law to do so.

J. W. Croker.


At present established for the Navy and Marines

Flag Officers

 

Per Diem

  £ S d
Admiral of the Fleet 3 3 3
Admirals 2 2 0
Vice Admirals 1 12 6
Rear Admirals 1 5 0

Captains

To each of the first 100 as they stand on the General List of Officers in Seniority 0 14 6
To each of the next 150 0 12 6
To the rest 0 10 6

Commanders

To each of the first 150 on the list 0 10 0
To the remainder 0 8 6

Lieutenants

To each of the first 800 on the list 0 7 0
To each of the next 700 0 6 0
To the remainder 0 5 0

Royal Marines

Colonels 0 14 6
Lieutenant Colonels 0 11 0
Majors 0 9 6
Captains 7 0 0
First Lieutenants of 7 years standing 0 4 6
The rest 0 4 0
Second Lieutenant 0 2 0

Masters

To the first 100 on the list (being qualified for first or second rates) 0 7 0
To the next 200 (being qualified for third and fourth rates) 0 6 0
The remainder having served 5 years in the Navy, 2 of which as acting or second Master, or as Master’s Mate or Midshipman 0 5 0

Medical Officers

Physicians – after 10 years service 1 1 0
Physicians – after 3 years service 0 15 0
Physicians – under that time 0 10 6

Surgeons

6 years service 0 6 0
Under that time 0 5 0

Assistant Surgeons

Three years service 0 3 0
Two years service 0 2 0
Dispensers 0 5 0

Chaplains

0
5 0
For each year’s longer service than 8 at sea, or 10 in harbour, 6d per diem additional until it reach 0 10 0

Pursers

To the first 100 on the list 0 5 0
To the next 200 on the list 0 4 0
The remainder 0 3 0

Payable quarterly.


Renewal of Leave of Absence

Admiralty

20 Apr 1830

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to direct that, in the case of officers neglecting to apply for a renewal of leave of absence, a respite shall not be placed against the Half-Pay of such Officers until the expiration of 3 months from the period at which their leave shall have terminated.

J. W. Croker.

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