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Admiralty, 31st March, 1831

Memorandum

The Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty having permitted the Captains commanding His Majesty's Ships of the Line to nominate Commanders, subject to their Lordships' approval, have thought fit to order, that no Commander shall hereafter be deemed eligible for an appointment to a ship of the Line, or other ship entitled to bear a Commander, unless he shall have served three years in the command of a sea-going Sloop of War, or three years as First Lieutenant of a Rated Ship.

By command of their Lordships,

George Elliot

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Admiralty, 25th April, 1839.

MEMORANDUM

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct that, for the purpose of the above Memorandum, two years served as First Lieutenant of a Sloop of War, or as Gunnery-Lieutenant, may be counted for one served as First Lieutenant of a Rated Ship, and so in proportion, for a greater or less period.

By command of their Lordships.

Charles Wood.

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Admiralty, 11th Oct. 1841.

MEMORANDUM --The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct, with reference to the above Memoranda, that time served as Lieutenant in a separate command shall reckon as time served as First Lieutenant of a Rated Ship.

By Command of their Lordships,

Sidney Herbert.

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