Circular No. 446.
Admiralty, 28th August, 1860.
My Lords are pleased to direct that when the stock of Railway Passes at present in use is exhausted, a new form shall be adopted being uniform for all Services in which the occasion for granting the Pass is to be stated.
In cases where the expense of the Pass is chargeable to the Party or Person to whom it is given, as well as when Passes provided for an escort are chargeable to a Deserter, the "Charge Paper" at present used, is no longer to be sent to the Accountant General of the Navy, but the Officer issuing the Pass is to communicate direct with the Ship or Division to which the man is sent, informing the Paymaster of the amount chargeable and putting his initials on the back of the Pass as evidence that this has been done. Tables showing the value of the Passes to different places will be prepared and forwarded to the several Officers concerned.
The new form of Railway Pass will be supplied on demand by the Storekeeper General of the Navy.
By Command of their Lordships,
To all Commanders-in-Chief, &c.