Index
 
The Navy List 20 December 1843

RN Pay and Allowances


Showing the net Sea Pay of the Flag Officers of HM Fleet, with Net Sea Pay and Number of the Retinue ; also the Net Sea Pay of Commission, Warrant, Petty and Non-Commissioned Officers ; and the Ratings of every Description both of Seamen and Marines allowed to each Class of Her Majesty's Ships ; 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
Admiral 4 0 0
Rear Admiral or Commodore 1st Class 3 0 0
Captain of the Fleet
Master of the Fleet, 2 6s 4d per Mensem, in addition to his pay as a Master.       per Diem
Secretary to the Admiral of the Fleet 1 7 4 per Diem
Secretary to all Flag Officers, and Commander-in-Chief 1 1 11 per Diem
Secretary to all other Flag Officers, or Commodores of the First Class 0 16 5 per Diem
Two Clerks to Secretaries of Commander-in-Chief, each 0 3 4 per Diem
One Clerk to Secretaries of Junior Flag Officer or Commodore 0 2 9 per Diem
Admiral's Coxswain 0 1 9 per Diem
Admiral's Steward * 0 1 2 per Diem
Admiral's Cook *
Admiral's Domestics *
* The number of these Ratings for the:
Admiral of the Fleet 12  
Admiral 10  
Vice Admiral 7  
Rear Admiral, or Commdore of the First Class    
Captain of the Fleet    
NB.- One man in addition, to be employed as Gardener, allowed to the Commanders-in-Chief at the Home Ports, if full Admirals, and two if Vice or Rear Admirals.- (20 Jun 1841.)
Medical Officers
  . s. d.  
Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets 1 11 6 per Diem
After 10 Years' Service as such 2 2 0 per Diem
Surgeons shall be paid in all Rates according to their length of Service (Including the whole time as an Assistant Surgeon, or Hospital Mate, viz.-
  per Diem  
  . s. d.  
Surgeons 0 11 0  
Above 6 Years' Full Pay Service 0 12 0  
Above 10 Years' Full Pay Service 0 14 0  
Above 15 Years' Full Pay Service 0 14 0  
Above 20 Years' Full Pay Service 0 18 0  
Above 25 Years' Full Pay Service with leave to retire 0 18 0  
Above 30 Years' Full Pay Service with leave to retire 0 18 0  
Deputy Inspectors of Hospitals and Fleets, with further allowance when employed in Hospitals on Shore 1 0 0  
Assistant Surgeons 0 7 0  
Above 3 Years' Full Pay Service 0 7 6  
If serving in small vessels under 10 Years' Full Pay Service 0 8 0  
Above 10 Years' Full Pay Service 0 9 0  
If serving in small vessels 0 10 0  
Surgeons of Hospital Ships of whatever length of Service 0 18 0  
Rates of Full-Pay and Retirement for Medical Officers serving in Hospitals, &c.
Full Pay per Diem Retirement per Diem
  . s. d.   . s. d.
Inspector of Hospitals on First Appointment 1 13 0 Inspector of Hospitals after 10 years' service 1 1 6
Inspector of Hospitals after 10 years' service 2 2 0 Inspector of Hospitals after 15 years' service 1 4 3
  Inspector of Hospitals after 20 years' service 1 7 0
  Inspector of Hospitals after 25 years' service 1 9 8
  Inspector of Hospitals after 30 years' service 1 12 6
Deputy Inspector of Hospitals on First Appointment 1 7 6 Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 15 years' service 0 17 6
  Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 20 years' service 0 19 9
  Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 25 years' service 1 2 0
  Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 30 years' service 1 4 3
  Deputy Inspector of Hospitals after 35 years' service 1 6 6
Surgeons of Hospitals on appointment with less than 20 years' service 0 16 6 Surgeons of Hospitals after 10 years' service 0 11 0
Surgeons of Hospitals above 20 years' service 1 0 6 Surgeons of Hospitals after 15 years' service 0 12 10
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 20 years' service 0 14 3
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 25 years' service 0 15 7
Surgeons of the RM Infirmaries at Chatham and Woolwich on appointment 1 4 8 Surgeons of Hospitals after 10 years' service 0 14 3
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 15 years' service 0 16 3
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 20 years' service 0 18 4
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 25 years' service 1 0 4
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 30 years' service 1 2 6
  Surgeons of Hospitals after 35 years' service 1 4 6
Naval Instructors
  per Diem  
  . s. d.  
On their First Entry 0 7 0  
After 3 Years' Service on Full Pay 0 7 6  
After 7 Years' Service on Full Pay 0 8 6  
After 10 Years' Service on Full Pay 0 10 0  
And 5 per annum for each young gentleman whom they shall instruct        
Seamen Gunners
Admiralty June 1st, 1842
With the view of affording further encouragement to the Seamen Gunners at present in the Service, and also to such men as may hereafter, on receiving their Gunnery Certificates, be discharged from the Excellent to Seagoing Ships, their Lordshihps are pleased to direct, that all Seamen Gunners shall receive 2s. a month additional pay for the first period of five years, from the date of their passing Certificates of Gunnery ; 5s. a month after the expiration of that period, for the next five years; and 7s. a month for all subsequent Service, provided they re-enter forthwith on the completion of each period of Service.
By Command of their Lordships
Sydney Herbert


Ranks and Ratings First
Rate
Second
Rate
Third
Rate
Fourth
Rate
Fifth
Rate
Sixtth
Rate
Sloops Bombs Gun Brigs, Schooners and Cutters
100 men and upwards Under 100 men
  Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
Pay per
Mensem
  . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d. . s. d.
Captain 61 7 4 53 14 0 46 0 8 38 7 0 30 13 8 26 17 0                        
Commander 23 0 4 23 0 4 23 0 4 - - -             23 0 4 23 0 4 23 0 4      
First Lieutenant of 7 years standing 15 8 0 15 8 0 15 8 0 15 8 0 15 8 0 15 8 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 15 8 0 15 8 0
All other Lieutenants 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0
Master 16 6 8 16 6 8 16 6 8 14 0 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 11 14 0 11 14 0 11 14 0 11 14 0
Chaplain 12 5 4 12 5 4 12 5 4 12 5 4 12 5 4 12 5 4                        
Inspector of Hospitals See above
Deputy Inspector of Hospitals See above
Surgeon See above
Purser 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0      
Naval Instructor See above
Mates 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0
Second Master 5 9 4 5 9 4 5 9 4 5 9 4 4 14 0 4 14 0                        
Assistant Surgeon See above
Gunner 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 5 9 4 5 9 4 5 9 4 4 14 0 4 14 0 4 14 0      
Boatswain 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 5 9 4 5 9 4 5 9 4 4 14 0 4 14 0 4 14 0      
Carpenter, with 7s. Per mensem additional for Tools in every rate 7 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 5 9 4 5 9 4 5 9 4 4 14 0 4 14 0 4 14 0      
Engineers See below
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 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0
Volunteer of the First Class 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0            
Clerk 4 14 0 4 6 4 4 6 4 3 18 8 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0 3 11 0
Master at Arms 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Seamen's Schoolmaster 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0            
Admiral's Coxswain See above
Captain's Coxswain 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Gunner's Mate 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Boatswain's Mate 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Quarter Master 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Captain of Forecastle 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Ship's Corporal 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Coxswain of the Launch 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Captain of the Hold 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0
Sail Maker 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Carpenter, with 7s. Per mensem additional for Tools in every rate 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Caulker 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Rope Maker 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Blacksmith 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 12 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 9 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0 2 7 0
Leading Stoker 2 12 0 In all Steam Vessels
Ship's Cook 2 13 6 2 13 6 2 13 6 2 13 6 2 13 6 2 12 6 2 12 6 2 12 6 2 12 6 2 12 6
Captain of the Maintop 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0            
Captain of the Foretop 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 2 2 0            
Captain of the Mast 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0
Captain of the Afterguard 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0
Yeoman of Signals 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0
Coxswain of the Pinnace 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0 1 18 0
Sailmaker's Mate 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Cooper 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Armourer 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Caulker's Mate * 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 6 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Musician 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0 2 3 0
Purser's Steward 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0            
Captain of the Mizentop 2 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 0 1 18 0            
* To have 7s. Per mensum additional, if they do duty as Carpenter's Crew, and provide themselves with tools.
Carpenter's Crew, with 7s. Per Mensem additional for Tools in every rate 1 16 0 in all Rates
Sailmaker's Crew 1 16 0 in all Rates
Cooper's Crew 1 16 0 in all Rates
Painter 1 16 0 in all Rates
Able Seaman 1 14 0 in all Rates
Yeoman of Store-room 1 14 0 in all Rates
Sick Berth Attendant 1 14 0 in all Rates
Trumpeter 1 14 0 in all Rates
Captain's Steward 1 14 0 in all Rates
Captain's Cook 1 14 0 in all Rates
Ward or Gun-room Steward 1 14 0 in all Rates
Ward or Gun-room Cook 1 14 0 in all Rates
Young Gentlemen's Steward 1 14 0 in all Rates
Young Gentlemen's Cook 1 14 0 in all Rates
Ordinary Seaman 1 6 0 in all Rates
Purser's Steward's Mate 1 3 0 in all Rates
Cook's Mate 1 6 0 in all Rates
Barber 1 6 0 in all Rates
Landman 1 3 0 in all Rates
Seamen Gunners 0 2 0 in all Rates in addition to pay of any other rating they may hold
Seamen Gunners 0 5 0 in all Rates, after 5 years service, in addition to pay of any other rating they may hold
Seamen Gunners 0 7 0 in all Rates, after 10 years service, in addition to pay of any other rating they may hold
Engineer Boys See below
Boy First Class 0 14 3 in all Rates
Purser's Steward's Boy 0 14 3 in all Rates
Boy Second Class 0 12 9 in all Rates
Engineer 1st Class when in charge and repair of steam machinery 12 0 0 per lunar month
Engineer 2nd Class when in charge and repair of steam machinery 8 0 0 per lunar month
Engineer 3rd Class when in charge and repair of steam machinery 5 6 0 per lunar month
Engineer 1st Class when not in charge and repair of steam machinery 7 17 0 per lunar month
Engineer 2nd Class when not in charge and repair of steam machinery 4 18 0 per lunar month
Engineer 3rd Class when not in charge and repair of steam machinery 3 8 0 per lunar month
First Class Engineer of Ships in Commission to have instruction of 2 Engineer's Boys 0 0 6 a day for each
Second Class Engineer, when there are 3 Engineer Boys to instruct 0 0 6 a day for instructing the junior boy of the three.
When there are four Engineers' Boys the senior 2nd Class Engineer is to inistruct the third boy. The Junior 2nd Class Engineer the fourth boy, and each is respectively to receive the allowance of 6d. Per day for the instruction of the boy placed under him. Further rules apply regarding certificates etc.
Engineer Boy 1st Class 1 14 0 per lunar month
Engineer Boy 2nd Class 1 6 0 per lunar month
Engineer Boy 3rd Class 1 3 0 per lunar month
Engineer Boy 4th Class 0 14 6 per lunar month
Monthly Allowance: During the first 12 months servitude from the time of their first entry on board the ship, 2s. ; after 12 months' servitude, at home 3s. ; abroad 4s.

Last Updated on 12/06/04
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