Establishment of Chief Gunners, Chief Boatswains, and Chief Carpenters for the Navy

9 Jul 1864
Whereas we are of opinion that it would be for the advantage of Your Majesty's Service that a superior class of officers of Your Majesty's Fleet should be created from the List of Warrant Officers, and that they should be Commissioned Officers; we do therefore most humbly submit that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to direct that such new class be established, that they be denominated—

Chief Gunners,
Chief Boatswains,
Chief Carpenters,

and that they rank with, but after, Sub-Lieutenants of the Royal Navy, and with, but after, Lieutenants in the Army.

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