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No person shall be appointed a Chaplain in the Royal Navy who shall not have been regularly ordained Deacon and Priest of the United Church of England and Ireland, or whose age shall exceed thirty-five years, or who shall hold any benefice with cure of souls, or who shall not produce testimonials from the Bishop of the diocese in which he was last licensed, addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, or who shall not have been examined by some competent person appointed for that purpose by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and be reported by him to be in every respect a fit and proper person to fill with respectability and advantage to Her Majesty's service the situation of Chaplain. (1847),

Source: Navy List for June 1870

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