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Rank of Warrant Officers.


Circular No. 452.
Admiralty, 5th November, 1860.

My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased, under the sanction of Her Majesty’s Order in Council of the 26th ult., to establish the following Regulations, respecting the rank and classification of Warrant Officers of the Royal Navy.

  1. Gunners, Boatswains, and Carpenters shall in future take rank according to the dates of their appointment to the class to which they shall at any time belong ; and not according to the dates of their first warrants.
  2. Advancement from one class to another shall be considered as a promotion.
  3. These Regulations do not alter the present relative rank and precedence of Gunners, Boatswains, and Carpenters.

By Command of their Lordships
C. Paget
To all Commanders-in-Chief, &c.

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