Index
 
Navy List - March 1835

Rates of Ships and Rates of Pay


Classes and Denominations of HM Ships :

  1. Rated ships, viz.:-
  2. First Rate.- All three-decked ships.

    Second Rate.- One of H.M. Yachts, and all Two-decked ships whose war complements consist of 700 men and upwards.

    Third Rate.- H.M. other Yachts and all such Yachts as may bear the Flag or Pendant of an Admiral or Captain Superintending one of HM Dockyards ; and all ships whose complements are under 700 and not less than 600.

    Fourth Rate.- Ships whose complements are under 600 and not less than 400.

    Fifth Rate.- Ships whose complements are under 400 and not less than 250.

    Sixth Rate.- Ships under 250.

  3. Sloops and Bomb Vessels : all such as are commanded by Commanders.
  4. All other smaller vessels, such as are commanded by Lieutenants or inferior officers.

Table showing the net Sea Pay of the Flag Officers of HM Fleet, with the Net Sea Pay, and number of their retinue ; the Number of Commission, Warrant, Petty, and non-commissioned Officers ; and the ratings of every description both of seamen and marines allowed to each class of H.M. Ships, with their rates of Net Sea Pay respectively ; and distinguishing the several classes for sharing the produce of Seizures.

Flag Pay

  £. s. d. -
Admiral of the Fleet 6 0 0 Sea Pay per diem, besides which every Commander-in-Chief shall receive a further sum of £3 per diem, while his flag shall be flying within the limits of his station.
Admiral 5 0 0
Vice Admiral 4 0 0
Rear Admiral, or Commodore of the First Class 3 0 0
Captain of the Fleet

In flag ships all the Lieutenants (including one extra as Flag Lieutenant) are allowed 6d. per diem in addition to their pay.

- £. s. d.
Master of the Fleet - 10 11
Physician of the Fleet of less than 3 years’ service as such 1 1 0
Physician of the Fleet of more than 3 and less than 10 years’ service. 1 11 6
Physician of the Fleet of more than 10 years’ service. 2 2 0
Secretary to the Admiral of the Fleet 1 7 4
Secretary to an Admiral, Commander-in-Chief 1 1 11
Secretary to a Vice or Rear Admiral, Commander-in-Chief - 16 5
Secretary to a Junior Flag Officer or Commodore - 8 2
Two clerks to Secretaries of Commander-in-Chief, each - 2 4
One clerk to secretaries of Junior Flag Officers or Commodore - 2 9
Admiral’s Coxswain - 1 9
Admiral’s Steward * - 1 2
Admiral’s Cook *
Admiral’s Domestics *

* The numbers of these ratings for the

Admiral of the Fleet 12
Admiral 10
Vice Admiral 7
Rear Admiral, or Commodore of the First Class 5
Captain of the Fleet 3

Surgeons

Surgeons shall be paid in all rates according to their length of service (including not more than three years’ time as an Assistant Surgeon, or Hospital Mate), viz.-

- £. s. d.
Surgeons of less than 6 years service 0 10 0
Surgeons of more than 6 and less than 10 years service 0 11 0
Surgeons of more than 10 and less than 20 years service 0 14 0
Surgeons of more than 20 years service 0 18 0
Surgeons of hospital ships of whatever length of service 0 18 0

Rank and Ratings First Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Second Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Third Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Fourth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Fifth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Sixth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Sloops Bombs
-
Pay per Mensem
Gun-Brigs, Schooners, and Cutters
-
Pay per Mensem
100 men and upwards
-
Pay per Mensem
Under 100 men
-
Pay per Mensem
- No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d. No. £. s. d.
Captain 1 61 7 4 1 58 14 0 1 46 0 8 1 38 7 0 1 30 18 8 1 26 17 0 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Commander - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 23 0 4 1 23 0 4 - 23 0 4 - - - -
First Lieutenant of 7 years standing 8 11 10 0 7 11 10 0 6 11 10 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All other Lieutenants 9 4 0 9 4 0 9 4 0 5 9 4 0 4 9 4 0 3 9 4 0 2 9 4 0 2 9 4 0 2 9 4 0 1 11 10 0
Master 1 13 0 8 1 12 5 4 1 11 10 0 1 10 14 8 1 9 4 0 1 8 8 8 1 7 18 4 1 7 18 4 1 7 18 4 1 7 18 4
Chaplain 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Surgeon 1

as above

1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 1 12 5 4 - - - -
Purser 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 - - - -
Second Master 1 5 9 4 1 5 9 4 1 5 9 4 1 5 9 4 1 4 14 0 1 4 14 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Assistant Surgeon 3 9 4 0 3 9 4 0 2 9 4 0 2 9 4 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 4 0 1 9 4 0
Gunner 1 7 15 4 1 7 0 0 1 6 4 8 1 5 9 4 1 5 1 8 1 4 14 0 1 4 14 0 1 4 14 0 1 4 14 0 - - - -
Boatswain 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Carpenter  †  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Mate 24 3 18 8 20 3 18 8 16 3 18 8 10 3 18 8 8 3 18 8 6 3 18 8 2 3 18 8 2 3 18 8 2 3 18 8 1 3 18 8
First Class Petty Officers. Midshipman 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 2 8 0
Master’s Assistant 6 3 11 0 6 3 11 0 6 3 11 0 4 3 11 0 4 3 11 0 4 3 11 0 2 3 11 0 2 3 11 0 2 3 11 0 2 3 11 0
Clerk 1 4 14 0 1 4 6 4 1 4 6 4 1 3 18 8 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Schoolmaster 1 4 14 0 1 4 6 4 1 4 6 4 1 3 18 8 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0 1 3 11 0
Master at Arms 1 2 12 0 1 2 10 0 1 2 8 0 1 2 6 0 1 2 4 0 1 2 2 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Admiral’s Coxswain -

as above

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ship’s Corporal 2 2 6 0 2 2 5 0 2 2 3 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 19 0 1 1 17 0 1 1 17 0 1 1 17 0 1 1 17 0 - - - -
Captain’s Coxswain 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Quarter Master 12 12 9 6 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 17 0
Gunner’s Mate 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Boatswain’s Mate 8 7 6 4 3 2 2 2 1 1
Captain of the Forecastle  3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 - - - -
Captain of the Hold 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Coxswain of the Launch 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ship’s Cook 1 2 13 6 1 2 13 6 1 2 13 6 1 2 13 6 1 2 13 6 1 2 12 6 1 2 12 6 1 2 12 6 1 2 12 6 1 2 12 6
Sail Maker 1 2 12 0 1 2 10 0 1 2 8 0 1 2 6 0 1 2 4 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0
Rope Maker 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
Carpenter’s Mate  †  2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Caulker 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
Armourer 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Second Class Petty Officers. Captain of the Maintop 3 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 3 1 19 0 2 1 18 0 2 1 17 0 2 1 16 0 2 1 16 0 1 1 16 0 - - - - - - - -
Captain of the Foretop 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 - - - - - - - -
Captain of the Mast 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Captain of the Afterguard 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yeoman of Signals 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Coxswain of the Pinnace 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sailmaker’s Mate 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Caulker’s Mate 1 2 6 0 1 2 5 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 - 1 19 0 - 1 17 0 - 1 17 0 - 1 17 0 - - - - - - - -
Armourer’s Mate 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Cooper 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17 0 1 1 17 0
Volunteer of the First Class 8 1 2 0 7 1 2 0 6 1 2 0 4 1 2 0 4 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 0
Gunner’s Crew 25 1 16 0 22 1 16 0 20 1 16 0 13 1 16 0 10 1 16 0 8 1 16 0 6 1 16 0 4 1 16 0 1 1 16 0 2 1 16 0
Carpenter’s Crew  †  16 16 14 12 8 6 4 2 - - - - - - - -
Sailmaker’s Crew 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Cooper’s Crew 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Able Seaman - 1 14 0 in all Rates

The numbers included in these ratings are in

First Rates   1st Class   542 Making the total War Complement of 900 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yeoman of Storeroom - 2nd Class 492 850 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ordinary Seaman - 1 6 0

in all Rates

3rd Class 442 800 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cook’s Mate - Second Rates   1st Class 367 700 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Barber - 2nd Class 217 650 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purser’s Steward in vessels in which a purser is allowed - 1 14 0

in all Rates

Third Rates 1st Class 371 650 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2nd Class 321 600 - -
Captain’s Steward - Fourth Rates 1st Class 287 450 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Captain’s Cook - 2nd Class 167 350 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ward or Gun-Room Steward - Fifth Rates 1st Class 148 300 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ward or Gun-Room Cook - 2nd Class 125 280 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Steward’s Mate - 1 3 0 in all Rates Sixth Rates 1st Class 63 175 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Landman - 2nd Class 33 145 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 3rd Class 13 125 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - Sloops 1st Class 69 135 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 2nd Class 50 125 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 3rd Class 35 95 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 4th Class 16 75 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - Bombs 18 67 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - Brigs etc. 1st Class 28 60 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - 2nd Class 18 50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boy First Class 13 0 14 3 12 0 14 3 10 0 14 3 7 0 14 3 6 0 14 3 5 0 14 3 4 0 14 3 2 0 14 3 - - - - 1 0 14 3
Boy Second Class 18 0 12 9 17 0 12 9 16 0 12 9 11 0 12 9 10 0 12 9 9 0 12 9 6 0 12 9 2 0 12 9 5 0 12 9 2 0 12 9

Royal Marines

Rank and Ratings First Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Second Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Third Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Fourth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Fifth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Sixth Rate
-
Pay per Mensem
Sloops Bombs
-
Pay per Mensem
Gun-Brigs, Schooners, and Cutters
-
Pay per Mensem
100 men and upwards
-
Pay per Mensem
Under 100 men
-
Pay per Mensem
Captain 1 14 14 0 1 14 14 0 1 14 14 0 1 14 14 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Captain if Brevet Major 17 10 0 17 10 0 17 10 0 17 10 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
First Lieutenant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
First Lieutenant after 7 years 3 10 10 0 3 10 10 0 2 10 10 0 1 10 10 0 2 10 10 0 1 10 10 0 - - - - - - - - 1 10 12 4 - - - -
First Lieutenant under 7 years 9 2 0 9 2 0 9 2 0 9 2 0 9 2 0 9 2 0 - - - - - - 9 11 4 - - - -
Second Lieutenant 7 7 0 7 7 0 7 7 0 7 7 0 7 7 0 7 7 0 - - - - - - 7 16 4 - - - -
Serjeant 4 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 12 8 1 2 0 1
Serjeant if Colour Serjeant 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 2 14 1 3 6 8 2 14 1
Corporal 4 - - - 3 - - - 3 - - - 2 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - -
Corporal after 14 years 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 1 12 1 2 8 0 1 12 1
Corporal from 7 to 14 years (if enlisted prior to 24 Jan 1823) 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 1 9 9 2 5 8 1 9 9
Corporal - all others 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 1 7 5 2 3 4 1 7 5
Fifer 2 1 3 4 2 1 3 4 2 1 3 4 1 1 3 4 1 1 3 4 1 1 3 4 1 1 3 4 - - - - - 1 5 8 - - - -
Bombardier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Bombardier after 14 years - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 4 0 - - - -
Bombardier from 7 to 14 years - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bombardier from 7 to 14 years (if enlisted prior to 24 Jan 1823) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 8 - - - -
Bombardier - all others - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 19 4 - - - -
Private or Gunner 146 - - - 138 - - - 114 - - - 53 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Private or Gunner after 14 years 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 44 1 4 1 21 1 4 1 17 1 4 1 10 1 4 1 10 1 8 10 10 1 4 1
Private or Gunner from 7 to 14 years (if enlisted prior to 24 Jan 1823) 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 1 9 1 6 6 1 1 9
Private or Gunner - all others 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 0 19 5 1 4 2 0 19 5
Total Marines 160 - - - 150 - - - 125 - - - 60 - - - 50 - - - 25 - - - 20 - - - 12 - - - 14 - - - 12 - - -

† with 7s. per mensem additional for tools in every rate.

  • The pay under the Head of Bombs is that of the Marine Artillery, and is what they are to receive in any ship.

April 1835.

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