Index
 
The Navy List 1885

Wages Table - Ship's Company
Distinguishing No Ratings Continuous Service Non-continuous Service  
 
    Year of 365 Days One Day Year of 365 Days One Day  
    s d s d s d s d  
1 Able Seaman 28 17 11 1 7 24 6 8 1 4  
2 Admiral's Cook, 1st Class Domestic * - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7  
  Admiral's Coxswain- - - - - - - - - - -  
3 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 47 2 11 2 7 42 11 8 2 4  
  Over 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 50 3 9 2 9 45 12 6 2 6  
4 Admiral's Domestic, 1st Class Domestic* - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7  
5 Admiral's Steward, 1st Class Domestic* - - - - - 23 17 11 1 7  
6 Armourer 54 15 0 3 0 50 3 9 2 9  
7 Armourer's Mate 48 13 4 2 8 - - - - - #
8 Armourer's Crew 42 11 8 2 4 38 0 5 2 1  
9 Assistant Baker in Troop Ships, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
10 Assistant Butcher in Troop Ships, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1 #
11 Assistant Sick Berth Attendant* 24 6 8 1 4 24 6 8 1 4  
12 Baker in Troop Ships, 2nd Class Domestic* - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
13 Bandmasters 34 19 7 1 11 34 19 7 1 11  
14 Bandsman 24 6 8 - - 24 6 8 1 4  
15 Bandsman, 2nd Class * 22 16 3 - - 22 16 3 1 3  
16 Band Boy* 10 12 11 0 7 - - - - -  
17 Barber - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
18 Blacksmith 48 13 4 2 8 44 2 1 2 5  
19 Blacksmith's Crew 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
20 Boatswain's Mate 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
21 Boy, 1st Class * 10 12 11 0 7 - - - - -  
22 Boy, 2nd Class * 9 2 6 0 6 - - - - -  
23 Boy Writer* 18 5 0 1 0 - - - - -  
24 Butcher - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
25 Captain of Quarter-deck Men 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
26 Captain of the Forecastle 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
27 Captain of the Foretop 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
28 Captain of the Hold 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
29 Captain of the Maintop 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
30 Captain of the Mast 34 19 7 1 11 30 8 4 1 8  
31 Captain of the Mizentop 34 19 7 1 11 30 8 4 1 8  
32 Captain's and Cabin Cook (in Despatch Vessels) - - - - - 54 15 0 3 0 #
33 Captain's Cook, in all rated Ships, 1st Class Domestic* - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
34 Captain's Cook, in Ships below 6th Rates, 2nd Class Domestic* - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4 #
35 Captain's Cook Assistant, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
36 Captain's Coxswain 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
37 Captain's Servant, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
38 Captain's and Cabin Steward (in Despatch Vessels) - - - - - 54 15 0 3 0 #
39 Captain's Steward, in all rated Ships 1st Class Domestic * - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
40 Captain's Steward, in Ships below 4th Class, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - -   24 6 8 1 4 #
41 Carpenter's Crew 42 11 8 2 4 38 0 b 2 1  
42 Carpenter's Crew, 2nd Class * 22 16 3 1 3 - - - - -  
43 Carpenter's Mate 50 3 9 2 9 45 12 6 2 0  
44 Carpenter's Mate (Skilled) 82 2 6 4 6 77 11 3 4 3  
45 Caulker 54 15 0 3 0 50 3 9 2 9  
46 Caulker's Mate 45 12 6 2 6 41 1 3 2 3  
47 Chief Bandmaster 39 10 10 2 2 39 10 10 2 2 #
48 Chief Boatswain's Mate: - - - - - - - - - -  
  Under 3 year' service as Chief Petty Officer 48 13 4 2 8 42 11 8 2 4 #
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 57 15 10 3 2 45 12 6 2 6 #
49 Chief Captain of the Forecastle: - - - - - - - - - -  
  Under 3 yours' service as Chief Petty Officer 48 13 4 2 8 42 11 8 2 4 #
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 57 15 10 3 2 45 12 6 2 6 #
50 Chief Carpenter's Mate 54 15 0 3 0 50 3 9 2 9  
51 Chief Carpenter's Mate (Skilled) 86 13 9 4 9 82 2 6 4 6  
52 Chief Engine-room Artificer, (old system) on appointment 123 3 9 6 9 - - - - - #
53 Ditto, after 3 years' service as such 127 15 0 7 0 - - - - - #
54 Chief Engine-room Artificer, 2nd Class (new classification) 127 15 0 7 0 - - - - - #
55 Ditto, 1st Class 136 17 6 7 6 - - - - - #
56 Chief Gunner's Mate- - - - - - - - - - -  
  Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 48 13 4 2 8 42 11 8 2 4 #
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 57 15 10 3 2 45 12 6 2 6 #
57 Chief Quartermaster- - - - - - - - - - -  
  Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 48 13 4 2 8 42 11 8 2 4 #
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 57 15 10 3 2 45 12 6 2 6 #
  Chief Sick Berth Steward 76 0 0 4 0 - - - - - #
58 Chief Torpedo Artificer 118 12 6 6 6 - - - - - #
59 Chief Yeoman of Signals- - - - - - - - - - -  
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 48 13 4 2 8 42 11 8 2 4 #
                 Under 3 years' service as Chief Petty Officer 57 15 10 3 2 45 12 6 2 6 #
60 Commander's Servant, 2nd Class Domestic* - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
61 Cook's Mate (Entered under Order in Council of 9th Aug 1872*) - 1st Class 28 17 11 1 7 - - - - -  
Cook's Mate (Entered under Order in Council of 9th Aug 1872*) - 2nd Class 22 16 3 1 3 - - - - -  
62 Cook's Mate * (old system) - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
63 Cooper 54 15 0 3 0 50 3 9 2 9  
64 Cooper's Crew 42 11 8 2 4 38 0 5 2 1  
65 Coxswain 1st Class 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11 #
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
66 Coxswain 2nd Class 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
67 Engine-room Artificer, on appointment 95 16 3 5 3 - - - - -  
68 after 3 years' service as such 104 18 9 5 9 - - - - -  
69 after 6 years' service as such 109 10 0 6 0 - - - - -  
70 after 10 years, on re-engaging for a further term of 10 years as such 114 1 3 6 3 - - - - -  
71 after 13 years' service as such 118 12 6 6 6 - - - - -  
72 Engine-room Artificer, 4th Class (new classification) 100 7 6 5 6 - - - - - #
73 Engine-room Artificer, 3rd Class 104 18 9 5 9 - - - - - #
74 Engine-room Artificer, 2nd Class 109 10 0 6 0 - - - - - #
75 Engine-room Artificer, 2nd Class (Provided he has engaged for further term of 10 years 118 12 6 6 6 - - - - - #
76 Engineer's Cook, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
77 Engineer's Servant, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
78 General Mess Steward, 1st Class Domestic - - - - - 45 12 6 2 6 #
79 Gunner's Mate 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11  
80 Gunroom Cook, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
81 Gunroom Servant, 3rd Class Domestic * - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
82 Gunroom Steward, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
83 Head Krooman, in rated Ships - - - - - 34 19 7 1 11  
84 Head Krooman, in other Ships - - - - - 30 8 4 1 8  
85 Head Schoolmaster (see Naval Schoolmaster) - - - - - - - - - -  
86 Krooman - On East Coast of Africa - - - - - 18 5 0 1 0  
  Krooman - On West Coast of Africa - - - - - 10 14 7 0 11  
87 Lamp Trimmer - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
88 Leading Seaman 31 18 9 1 9 27 7 6 1 0  
89 Leading Stoker 44 2 1 2 5 39 10 10 2 2  
90 Lithographer - - - - - 36 10 0 2 0  
91 After 3 years service as such - - - - - 45 12 6 2 6  
92 Master at Arms, on appointment 73 0 0 4 0 - - - - -  
93 after 3 years' service as such 82 2 6 4 6 - - - - -  
94 after 6 years' service as such 91 5 0 5 0 - - - - -  
95 after 9 years' service as such 100 7 6 5 6 - - - - -  
96 after 12 years' service as such 109 10 0 6 0 - - - - -  
97 Musician 30 8 4 1 8 30 8 4 1 8  
98 Naval Schoolmaster, on appointment * 73 0 0 4 0 - - - - -  
99 Naval Schoolmaster, after 3 years' service as such * 82 2 6 4 6 - - - - -  
100 Naval Schoolmaster, after a years' service as such * 91 5 0 5 0 - - - - -  
101 Naval Schoolmaster, after 9 years' service as such * 100 7 6 5 6 - - - - -  
102 Naval Schoolmaster, after 12 years' service as such * 109 10 0 6 0 - - - - -  
103 Note 1 :- The Head Schoolmasters of Training Ships and the two Gunnery Ships to have the same pay as Naval Schoolmasters, with 20 a year in addition, and the usual allowance for training Pupil Teachers - - - - - - - - - -  
104 NOTE 2-The above rates apply only to Naval Schoolmasters entered for Continuous Service, under the regulations of the Order in Council, dated February 26,1867 Circular No 24 N, May 27,1867 - - - - - - - - - -  
105 Naval Schoolmaster (other than the above) 3rd Class * - - - - - 36 10 0 2 0  
106 Naval Schoolmaster (other than the above), 2nd Class * - - - - - 54 15 0 3 0  
107 Naval Schoolmaster (other than the above), 1st Class * - - - - - 73 0 0 4 0  
108 Ordinary Seaman * 22 16 3 1 3 19 15 5 1 1  
109 Ordinary, 2nd Class* 18 5 0 1 0 is 14 7 0 11  
110 Painter, 1st Class 50 3 8 2 9 45 12 6 2 6  
111 Painter, 2nd Class 34 19 7 1 11 30 8 4 1 8  
112 Pensioiner Writer (in home ships) - - - - - - - - - - - #
  1st 5 years - - - - - 63 17 6 3 6 #
  Next 5 years - - - - - 77 11 3 4 3 #
  Afterwards - - - - - 91 5 0 5 0 #
113 Plumber 54 15 0 3 0 50 3 9 2 9  
114 Plumber's Crew 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
115 Plumber's Mate 44 2 1 2 5 39 10 10 2 2  
116 Quartermaster 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11 #
117 Ropemaker 44 2 1 2 5 39 10 10 2 2  
118 Sailmaker 44 2 1 2 5 39 10 10 2 2  
119 Sailmaker's Crew 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
120 Sailmaker's Mate 36 10 0 2 0 31 18 9 1 9 #
121 Second Captain of Quarter-deck Men 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
122 Second Captain of the Forecastle 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
123 Second Captain of the Foretop 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
124 Second Captain of the Hold 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
125 Second Captain of the Maintop 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
126 Second Head Krooman - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
127 Second Tindal - - - - - 21 5 10 1 2 #
128 Second Class Ordinary Seaman (See Ordinary, 2nd Class) - - - - - - - - - -  
129 Secretary's Servant, 2nd Class Domestic * - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
130 Seedie - - - - - 18 5 0 1 0 #
131 Ship's Cook - (new system) (Entered under Order in Council of 9th Aug, 1872)1st Class - On appointment 54 15 0 3 0 - - - - -  
  Ship's Cook - (new system) (Entered under Order in Council of 9th Aug, 1872)1st Class - After 3 years 59 6 3 3 3 - - - - -  
  Ship's Cook - (new system) (Entered under Order in Council of 9th Aug, 1872)1st Class - After 6 years 63 17 6 3 6 - - - - -  
  2nd Class On appointment 50 3 9 2 9 - - - - -  
132 Ship's Cook (old system) - - - - - 39 10 10 2 2  
133 Ship's Cook for General Mess in Troopships - - - - - 39 10 10 2 2  
134 Ship's Corporal, 2nd Class, on appointment 36 10 0 2 0 - - - - -  
135 Ship's Corporal, 2nd Class, after 3 yearn' service as such 42 11 8 2 4 - - - - -  
136 Ship's Corporal, 2nd Class, after 6 years' service as such 48 13 4 2 8 - - - - -  
137 Ship's Corporal, 1st Class, on appointment 54 15 0 3 0 - - - - -  
138 Ship's Corporal, 1st Class, after 3 years' service as such 60 16 8 3 4 - - - - -  
139 Ship's Corporal, 1st Class, after 6 year's service as such 66 18 4 3 8 - - - - -  
140 Ship's Steward, 3rd Class 36 10 0 2 0 36 10 0 2 0  
Seagoing Ships, with complements amounting to 100, but less than 170  
Depot Ships (as additional Steward), when the complements and average numbers of supernumeraries amount to 1,000  
Gun Boats not allowed an Assistant Paymaster  
141 Ship's Steward, 2nd Class 45 12 6 2 6 45 12 6 2 6  
Seagoing Ships, with complements amounting to 170, but less than 450  
Harbour Ships, with complements and average numbers of supernumeraries amounting to 100, but less than 450  
All Troop Ships, except Indian Troop Ships  
All Store Ships  
Gun Vessels not allowed an Assistant Paymaster  
142 Ship's Steward, 1st Class 54 15 0 3 0 54 15 0 3 0  
Seagoing Ships, with complements of 450 and upwards  
Harbour Ships, with complements and average numbers of supernumeraries amounting to 450 and upwards  
Indian Troop Ships  
143 Ship's Steward for General Mess 54 15 0 3 0 54 15 0 3 0  
  In Troop Ships having a 1st Class Mess Establishment  
  In Other Troop Ships 45 12 6 2 6 45 12 6 2 6  
144 Ship's Steward's Assistant 24 6 8 1 4 24 6 8 1 4  
145 Ship's Steward's Boy * 10 12 11 0 7 - - - - -  
146 Shipwright 45 12 6 2 8 41 1 3 2 3  
147 Shipwright (Skilled) 73 0 0 4 0 68 8 9 3 9  
148 Shoemaker - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
149 Sick Berth Attendant (Old system) 31 18 9 1 9 31 18 9 1 9  
Sick Berth Attendant * (New system) 24 6 8 1 4 - - - - -  
Sick Berth Attendant * (New system) after 3 years' service as such 27 7 6 1 6 - - - - - #
150 Sick Berth Steward (Old system) 44 2 1 2 5 44 2 1 2 5 #
Sick Berth Steward 2nd Class, (New system) 31 18 9 1 9 - - - - - #
Sick Berth Steward 2nd Class, (New system) after 3 years service as such 36 10 0 2 0 - - - - - #
Sick Berth Steward 1st Class, on appointment 44 2 1 2 5 - - - - - #
Sick Berth Steward 1st Class, after 3 years service as such 48 13 4 2 8 - - - - - #
Sick Berth Steward 1st Class, after 6 years service as such 54 15 0 3 0 - - - - - #
Sick Berth Steward 1st Class, after 9 years service as such 63 17 6 3 6 - - - - - #
151 Signalman 36 10 0 2 0 30 8 4 1 8 #
152 Signalman, 2nd Class 28 17 11 1 7 - - - - -  
153 Signalman, 3rd Class * 22 16 3 1 3 - - - - -  
154 Signal Boy* 10 12 11 0 7 - - - - -  
155 Stoker and Coal Trimmer 36 10 0 2 0 31 18 9 1 9  
156 Stoker, 2nd Class* 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
157 Tailor - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
158 Tindal - - - - - 25 17 1 1 5 #
159 Tinsmith 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  
160 Torpedo Artificer, on appointment 91 5 0 5 0 - - - - -  
161 Torpedo Artificer, after 3 years' service as such 100 7 6 5 6 - - - - -  
162 Torpedo Artificer, after 6 years' service as such 109 10 0 6 0 - - - - -  
163 Wardroom Cook, in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Rates, 1st Class Domestic* - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7  
Wardroom Cook, (Assistant to Ship's Cook for General Mess on Troop ships) 1st Class Domestic - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
Wardroom Cook, (Employed as Baker for General Mess on Troop ships) 1st Class Domestic - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
Wardroom Cook, in ships below 2nd Class, 2nd Class Domestic* - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4 #
164 Wardroom Cook's Assistant, 3rd Class Domestic * - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
Wardroom Cook's Assistant, if under 18 years of age. - - - - - 15 4 2 0 10  
165 Ward Room Officers' Servant, if 18 years of age, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
Ward Room Officers' Servant, if under 18 years of age* - - - - - 15 4 2 0 10 #
166 Ward Room Servant, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
Ward Room Servant, , if under 18 years of age* - - - - - 15 4 2 0 10  
167 Ward Room Steward, in 1st, 2nd Class Ships and Admiralty Yacht, 1st Class Domestic* - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
168 Ward Room Steward, (Assistant to Ship's Steward for General Mess in Troopships) 1st Class Domestic - - - - - 28 17 11 1 7 #
169 Ward Room Steward, in ships below 2nd Class, 2nd Class domestic - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4 #
170 Warrant Officers' Cook, 2nd Class Domestic* - - - - - 24 6 8 1 4  
171 Warrant Officers' Servant, 3rd Class Domestic* - - - - - 19 15 5 1 1  
Warrant Officers' Servant, if under 18 years of age - - - - - 15 4 2 0 10  
172 Writer, on appointment, 3rd Class* 36 10 0 2 0 36 10 0 2 0  
(new system) (old system)  
173 Writer, after 5 years' service as such, 2nd Class* 54 15 0 3 0 54 15 0 3 0  
(new system) (old system)  
174 Writer, after 10 years' service as such, 1st Class* 91 5 0 5 0 91 5 0 5 0  
(new system) (old system)  
175 Yeomen of Signals 39 10 10 2 2 34 19 7 1 11  
  After 4 years' service as Petty Officer 1st Class 44 2 1 2 5 34 19 7 1 11  
159 Yeomen of Store Rooms 30 8 4 1 8 25 17 1 1 5  

Note:- The rates of pay inserted in this table for Master at Arms and Ships' Corporals apply only to the Police Force established by Admiralty Orders, dated 18th July 1860, and 13th March 1868. Other Master at Arms and Ship's Corporals are, until discharged, to be paid as follows:-

Master-at-Arms CS 2s 5d a-day With Badge Pay in addition if wearing Badges
Master-at-Arms Non C S 2s 2d a day
Ship's Corporal CS 2s 2d a-day
Ship's Corporal Non C S 1s 11d a-day
Seamen's Schoolmaster (old rating)   2s 2d a-day

* Not entitled to Good Conduct Pay or Badges
Elligible (sic) for Good Conduct Badges, but not entitled to any pay for same.
CS if trained up in the Service from Band Boy.
On the new system of Police, under Admiralty Order dated July 18th 1860
C. S. men of Seaman Class, who re-engage for a further period of service, on completing first term of 10 years are entitled to an additional 2d, a day from date of re-engagement; men who have re-engaged prior to 1st April 1877, to receive this additional Pay from that date only - Circular No 16 N 31st May 1877.

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