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Retirement of Navigating Sub-lieutenant


Order In Council, No. 15.-C.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight,

The 9th day of August 1872.

Present: The Queen's most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 1st August 1872, in the words following, viz.:-

    Whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by your Order in Council of the 6th February 1872, to establish Regulations for the Retirement of Sub-Lieutenants of Your Majesty's Navy; and whereas having had under our consideration the present state of the Active List of Navigating Sub-Lieutenants, we are of opinion that it is necessary to establish Regulations for the Retirement of Officers in this rank, we would therefore humbly submit to Your Majesty the following proposals:

    1. Navigating Sub-Lieutenants to be compulsorily retired at the age of forty, or at any age if physically unfit for service.
    2. Retired Pay to be granted as follows: after three years' seniority, 3s. 6 per diem, an additional 6d. being given for each compete year beyond three served as Navigating Sub-Lieutenant until the maximum is reached, viz., 6s. per diem.
    3. Officers who, in our opinion, are not deserving of receiving Retired pay on the above scale, to be granted such lower rate of Pay as we may think fit to award them.
    4. Service for Retired Pay to be calculated in accordance with the Provisions of Your Majesty's Order in Council of 22nd February 1870, relating to Navigating Officers, &c.; time during which a Navigating Sub Lieutenant may be on half-pay, after he has served three years in that rank, to reckon in the proportion fixed by said Order in Council.
    5. Navigating Sub-Lieutenants to be allowed, at their own request and with our consent, to commute their Retired Pay under the rules laid down by the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury for administering the Act 34 and 35 Vict. cap 56.
    6. The existing rules as to Half-Pay to Navigating Sub-Lieutenants while on the Active List to remain in force.
    7. We would humbly submit to Your Majesty that the above Regulations be sanctioned, and we further be allowed to apply the same to Navigating Sub-Lieutenant George Horwood, who has served for 41 years and 9 months in Your Majesty's Navy, and who was discharged from Your Majesty's Coastguard Service in July 1871, on attaining the age of 60, from the date of his said discharge.

    We beg that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to sanction these arrangements, which have received the concurrence of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury.

Her Majesty having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed ; and the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein, accordingly.

(Signed) Arthur Helps.

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