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The Orders in Council for the Regulation of the Naval Service.

Also known as Admiralty Orders in Council

Whilst they are mentioned in the Index I've not included the detail for R.M. personnel and Greenwich Hospital. Vols. 7-9 of the Orders in Council and an index for all the Orders since the 17th Century to about 1902 can be found at archive.org/index.php.

Vol. VII.

30th January 1893 to 26th November 1897.

HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 1898.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF THE NAVAL SERVICE.

Date SUBJECT No.
  1893  
30 Jan. Captains, R.N. Number increased while H.B.H. the Duke of York holds rank 1
30 Jan. School of Signalling at Chatham - Allowance granted to Warrant Officer in charge of 2
15 Mar. Revised Edition of the Regulations - To be published 3
15 Mar. Instruction in Diving Abroad - Allowance for 4
15 Mar. Royal Marines employed by the Works Department, Admiralty - Adoption of a scale of grading and pay 5
15 Mar. Royal Marines - Total number raised to 15,000 6
15 Mar. Engine Room Department - Numbers of Officers and Chief Engine Room Artificers and rates of pay of Stokers 7
15 Mar. Retention of Rear-Admiral in the Appointment of Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard after promotion to Vice-Admiral - Remuneration 8
15 Mar. Blacksmith Ratings - Abolition of Blacksmith's Crew and creation of 2nd Class Petty Officer rating of Blacksmith's Mate - Pay 9

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15 Mar. Night Schools on Gunnery and Torpedo School Ships at Portsmouth and Gunnery Ship at Devonport - Allowance to Naval Schoolmasters conducting 10
15 Mar. Detailed Audit of Accounts on the Australian Station - Allowance increased to £50. 11
15 Mar. Payment of Claims of Parish Authorities against Naval Pensioners - For the maintenance of themselves or others whom they are liable to maintain 12
16 May Alterations in Regulations for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve - Especially in regard to qualifications for Retired and Honorary Commissions 13
16 May Store Allowances paid to Warrant Officers - Modified 14
26 June Naval Coal Depot at Coquimbo - Allowances to Commanding Officer and 2 Chief Writers of H.M.S. "Liffey" for duties in connection with 15
17 July Detachment of Royal Marines at Esquimalt - Special Service Allowances granted to 16
17 July Duties of Organist and Choirmaster on H.M.S. Britannia - Combined, and Allowances established for their performance and for blowing the organ 16a
28 July Consolidation of Pay of Warrant Officers and Staff Clerks on the Head Quarters Staff of the D.A.G., Royal Marines - Present Senior Staff Clerk exempted from the scheme 17
28 July Swimming Bath at R.M. Depot, Walmer - Additions to the Instructional Staff, Pay, Extra Pay, &c. 18
28 July Annual number of Promotions of Lieutenants to rank of Commander increased 19

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28 July Rates of Pay of Blacksmiths and Leading Stokers entered for Non-Continuous Service 20
28 July Greenwich Hospital Pensions - Reduction in the number allotted to Lieutenants, and addition of one pension of £35 a year to a Ch. Gunner, a Ch. Boatswain, and Oh. Carpenter 21
28 July Allowance granted to Artificers, &c. in lieu of Quarters at Esquimalt - Increased 22
28 July Regimental Transport at the R.M.A. Division, Eastney - Allowance to Gunner, R.M.A. , employed as driver 23
26 Aug Fencing Instructor to the Naval Cadets on H.M.S. "Britannia" - Allowance of Is. a day to Petty Officer acting as 24
26 Aug Conditional transfer of ten Engineer Officers employed for temporary service to the permanent List 25
26 Aug Petty Officers advanced to Chief Petty Officers - Gratuity of £5 to procure change of uniform. Extra pay to Chief Armourers when employed on general work or on work in connection with guns or torpedoes 26
26 Aug Plymouth Dockyard Regulations - Alteration respecting Private Steam Vessels passing the Powder Magazine at Bull Point or any of the Powder Ships in the Harbour 27
23 Nov Appointment of Electrician of H.M.S. "Vernon " Continued, salary, &c. 28
23 Nov Advancement of Sick Berth Ratings. Abolition of the rule requiring 2 years' Sea service for, and service on Shore to be considered equally qualifying with service at Sea 29

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23 Nov Reduction of time to be served by Naval Cadets before passing in seamanship for the rank of Lieutenant - Re-arrangement of Seniorities of Officers affected, to prevent injustice 30
23 Nov Allowances to Naval Officers, not specially borne for Yard service, when employed on survey of Victualling Stores at places abroad. 31
23 Nov Sheerness Gunnery school. - Allowance to Gunner giving Instruction in Diving 32
23 Nov Commanders employed on Surveying Service - Payment of higher rate of Lodging Allowance (4s, 6d.) whilst living on shore 33
23 Nov Promotion to rank of Inspector of Machinery - Qualification : Two years’ sea service necessary for, but dispensed with in the case of Officers who have held from 2nd April, 1888, positions of Ch. Engineer or Assistant to Ch. Engineer of a Dockyard, or an equivalent position at the Admiralty 34
  1894  
29 Jan. Allowances for Training Services carried out in H.M.S. "Caledonia" and "Wanderer" 35
3 Mar. Queen's Regulations - Issue of Addenda dated February, 1894 36
3 Mar. Medical Officers guilty of such misconduct or neglect of duty which render them unfit for further active service may be placed on the Retired List - Rate of Retired Pay or Gratuity 37
3 Mar. Marines advanced to higher acting grades - Extra pay 37a
3 Mar. Travers Pensions - Awarded discretionally to Senior Retired Lieutenants or Lieutenants retired with rank of Commander, no Officer to hold a Travers’ Pension and a Greenwich Hospital or Naval Pension at the same time 37b
3 Mar. Torpedo Allowance to Warrant Officers while on passage in any of H.M. Ships or in any Hired Vessels 37c
10 Mar. Signalling at the Dockyard Tower, Portsmouth - Part of the Staff to be permanently appointed - rates of pay 38
10 Mar. Command Money to be paid to Officers below the rank of Lieutenant in any Vessels other than Torpedo Boats 39

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30 April Gunnery School, Sheerness - Allowance to Chief or Senior Gunner for extra duties 40
30 April Acting Sub-Lieutenants to be allowed Half Pay at the same rate as sub-lieutenants 41
30 April Commanders borne as Executive Officers on First Class Cruisers - Allowance for navigating duties 42
30 April Establishment of Engineer Officers - Increased, and to be further increased in 1895 43
30 April Lieutenants and Sub-Lieutenants, R.N.R.- Numbers increased to 300 and 470 respectively 44
28 May Allowances in course of Payment to Officers, Warrant and Non-commissioned Officers, R.M., which have not been sanctioned 45
28 May Maximum Period for which lodging allowance is issued to Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the R.M. serving on shore whilst on furlough - Extended to 42 days in the year 46
28 May Royal Marine Officer to be employed on the examination of Store Accounts of the Depot for Marine Clothing and Appointments at Malta - Allowance granted 47
28 May Instruction of Naval Cadets on H.M.S. "Britannia" - Re-arrangement of Allowances paid to Naval Instructors 48
27 June Entry of Assistant Engineers for Temporary Service - Pay, Half-Pay, transfer to Permanent List, &c. 49

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27 June Proposals for assimilating the Regulations relating to the promotion, &c. of Royal Marine Officers with those relating to Army Officers 50
27 June Warrant Officers in charge of the Stores of Torpedo Boats in Reserve abroad - Allowances granted 51
18 July Period for which Engineer Officers mat be borne on Full Pay while closing their accounts on supersession to be regulated according to the indicated Horse-Power of the different Classes of Ships, 52
18 July Naval Manoeuvres, 1894 - Employment of Retired Naval Officers 53
18 July Gratuitous issues of Clothing to R.M. - Supplemented 54
7 Aug. Entry and Employment of Temporary Assistant Paymasters in time of war or emergency - Regulations 55
7 Aug. Prisoners, R.M., awaiting trial by Court Martial - Subsistence allowance increased 56
7 Aug. Ratings entered at short notice in time of war or emergency - Pay, gratuities, allowances, and claims to pension 57
7 Aug. Re-arrangement of Charge Pay to Engineer Officers in charge of the Engines of H.M. Ships - Rates in future to be determined by Admiralty 58
7 Aug. Table Allowance to Flag Officers on Leave - The full allowance to be paid when the period of leave does not exceed 48 consecutive hours, and one half when that time is exceeded 59

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15 Oct. Allowances for Training Services carried out in H.M. S. "Northampton" 60
15 Oct. H.M. Ships employed in the Zambesi and Lake Nyassa Waters - Further improvement in dietary of men 61
15 Oct. Seamen Class Bugler - Boys qualified as Bugler to receive extra pay from date of qualification instead of from date of leaving the Training Ships 62
20 Nov Officers and Men serving in Torpedo Boat Destroyers - To receive extra pay while in commission 63
20 Nov Royal Marines - Total number raised to 15,500 63a
12 Dec Portsmouth Dockyard Regulations - Insertion of a Clause (28a) prohibiting the anchoring, &c. of vessels within 200 yards of the Spit, Horse, Neman's, or St. Helen's Forts. 64
12 Dec Plymouth Dockyard Regulations - Insertion of two Clauses (9a and 9b) respecting the navigation of the Hamoaze by steam vessels. 65
12 Dec. Greenwich Hospital Funds - Scale of Accountant’s Salary raised, the present holder to receive £450 annually - Grant of Allowance of 2s. a week, under certain conditions, to Pensioners whose pensions exceed Is, a day, and who are admitted to Naval Hospitals or Infirmaries 66
12 Dec. Instruction in Diving in Gunnery Schools - Petty Officers or Seamen to be employed as Diving Instructors. - Allowance 67
12 Dec. Stores at Naval College, Portsmouth - To be in charge of, and to be accounted for by a Lieutenant - Allowance 68
12 Dec. Rules Respecting Seconded Officers of the Army - Such rules as are deemed desirable to be applied to R.M. Officers 69

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12 Dec. Transference of Land in the County of Devonshire (Bull Point) from the War Office to the Admiralty 70
  1895  
2 Feb. Working Pay - Royal Marines to be placed under the same restrictions and conditions as the Army for the payment of 71
2 Feb. Limits of Age for the entry of Assistant Clerks, R.N., raised - Special promotion on 3rd February, 1895, of certain Clerks to prevent their being passed over by later entries 72
2 Feb. Queen's Regulations - Issue of Addenda dated February, 1895 73
2 Feb. Gunners and Boatswains - Increase in number of 74
8 Mar. Position of Retired Officers, when called out for service the event of war or emergency - Defined 75
8 Mar. Number of Carpenters - Increased 76
8 Mar. Lieutenants, R.N.R., who have gone through 12 months' training employed in lieu of Lieutenants, R.N. - Pay, fees, and allowances. Extension of the Regulations in certain cases 77
8 Mar. Payment of Command money to Lieutenants in Torpedo Boats, &c. during the Manoeuvres - Extended to Commanders 78
8 Mar. Table allowance to Flag Officers - Provisions for the payment of, to Flag Officers returning to England or proceeding to their Stations in their Flag-ship, and to Officers on leave at home for more than 48 consecutive hours 79

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8 Mar. Allowance to the R.M. Officer collecting Naval Intelligence on the Mediterranean Station - This Officer to be borne as part Complement of the Flag-ship in lieu of a Subaltern, R.M.A. 79a
11 May Naval Signal Stations on Channel Islands to be manned by long service pensioners resident in the Islands - Gratuity, pay, allowances, &c. 80
11 May Quartermasters, R.M., to be granted the 20 years’ commissioned Service rate of pay, after a total service of 30 years or at the age of 60, provided that they have held a commission for 15 years in either case 81
11 May Quartermaster a»d Hon. Lieutenant Walter Aitken, R.M., to be placed on a supplementary list while on half-pay 82
11 May Grant of Compensation for the Loss of Savings to crews of all vessels, if independent commands, commissioned for temporary service, whose complements do not include an accountant officer 83
11 May Re-enlistment of Royal Marines who have been discharged by Purchase or on the termination of their period of limited engagement, in time of war or emergency - Proposals as to pay, rating, &c. 84
11 May Junior Service of Engineer and Accountant Officers, subsequent to the date of promotion to the Senior Grade only, to count towards increase of full, half, and retired pay in certain cases 85
11 May Substantive rating of Draughtsmen in R.N. to be a Non-continuous Service Chief Petty Officer rating with pay of 4s. a day 86
29 June Royal Marines - Alterations in status and pay of Recruiting Officers. Number of Quartermasters increased and appointment of Sub-Inspector of Marine Schools abolished 87
29 June Service under the British Central African Protectorate to be allowed to count for promotion 88
29 June White clothing to R.M. - Gratuitous issue to be made, provided that an interval of 3 years shall have elapsed since the last issue 89

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29 June Employment of Officers of the Mercantile Marine and Royal Naval Reserve as Lieutenants and Sub-Lieutenants in the Navy, such Officers to be placed on a supplementary list - Pay, &c. 90
29 June Engineer Officer in charge of the Horsea Island Torpedo Range - Allowance granted 90a
29 June Warrant Officers' Stores - Chief and First-Class Petty Officers to receive allowance when in charge of 90b
29 June Esquimalt Yard - Increase of allowance for local audit at 90c
4 July Revision of the rates of Full, Half, and Retired Pay of the higher ranks of Engineer Officers, R.N. 91
4 July Retired Naval Officers when voluntarily re-employed - To receive a bonus in addition to their pay and allowances. This Service not to count for increase of retired pay. Equipment allowance 92
16 July Executive Officers - changes in respect of numbers and retirement of. Modification of provisions of O. in C. of 22nd February, 1870 93
13 Aug. Allowance to cover the cost of procuring Fuel at Coast-Guard Stations - To be paid to Gunnery Instructors lent to R.N.R. Batteries, who are living at Coast-Guard Stations 94
13 Aug. Musketry instruction of Marines of the Mediterranean station - allowances for 95
3 Oct. Russian Language - Gratuity to Officers, R.N. and R.M., who obtain Certificates as Interpreter in 96
3 Oct. Officers who have qualified in Gunnery or Torpedo to be allowed a further course of gunnery on full pay 97
3 Oct. Mess Traps granted to Warrant Officers - Scale of values 98
3 Oct. Establishment of Chief Petty Officer rating of "Instructor in Cookery" - Pay, conditions of service, &c. 99

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21 Nov. Subsistence Allowance of 1s. to be paid to Seamen and Marines when travelling for more than 6 but less than 9 hours 100
12 Dec. Clothing and Bedding Gratuities to Boys - Increased 101
12 Dec. Organists at Plymouth and Eastney Marine Divisions - Allowances to 102
12 Dec. Allowance in lieu of Quarters to Artificers, &c. at Sydney - Increased 103
  1896  
8 Feb. R.M. Officers placed on Half Pay - To be borne on a Supplementary List, and the vacancies thus created on the Active List to be filled. No Officer to be replaced on full pay until vacancies occur in the Establishment 104
8 Feb. Inducements to Writers to remain in the Service after completing time for pension - Increase of pay, &c. 105
8 Feb. Royal Naval Reserve Regulations (Officers), amended - Number of Executive Officers increased, &c. [see: archive.org/stream/ordersincouncil02coungoog#page/n112/mode/1up] 106
8 Feb. Care and Maintenance Parties on board Ships in the Fleet Reserve - Allowance to persons acting as Ship's cook, &c. 107
8 Feb. Amendments to Plymouth Dockyard Regulations - Vessels passing the powder magazine at Bull Point and the powder ships in the Yard. Discharge of firearms from vessels within certain limits prohibited 108
22 Feb. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal - Annuity to be granted discretionally to all recipients of this Medal on their promotion to the rank of Chief or First-Class Petty Officer or of Sergeant, R.M. 109

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6 Mar. Royal Marines transferred to the Seaman Class of the Navy - To receive re-engaged pay after completing 12 years' combined service in R.M. and R N. 110
6 Mar. Royal Marines - Number raised to 16,000 111
6 Mar. Warrant Officers - Increase of numbers, alterations in rates of pay, allowances, pensions and compassionate allowances to widows and children, &c. 112
6 Mar. Queen's Regulations - Issue of Addenda dated February, 1896 113
6 Mar. Captain's and Cabin Steward and Cook - Admiralty to decide what ships should include these special ratings in their complements. Allowances to Ward Room Mess and Servants - Extended to all Store Ships commissioned. Allowance to Lamptrimmer on Store Ship "Tyne" - Continued 114
6 Mar. Retired Commanders undergoing Instruction in Torpedo and Gunnery - To receive Retired Pay if in excess of Full Pay 115
13 May Number of Accountant Officers increased 116
29 June Officers of the R.M.A. and R.M.L.I. - To be allowed to draw full pay for a period not exceeding one year during sick leave of absence 117
29 June Allowances for training services carried out in H.M.S. "Black Prince" 118
29 June Discharge by Purchase - Revision of scales of payment. One-half of purchase money to be returned if a man or boy re-enters within 6 months of discharge, for 12 years, or to complete time for pension 119

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29 June Allowances to Accountant Officers increased in order to provide for the supply of stationery to Medical Officers 120
29 June Allowance to Inspector of Machinery in Charge of Naval and Reserve Duties at Hong Kong Yard 121
1 Aug. Numbers of Chaplains and Naval Instructors Increased 122
1 Aug. Allowances to Torpedo Warrant Officers performing the Duties of Torpedo Lieutenant 123
1 Aug. Retired Captains allowed to undergo Instruction in Torpedo and Gunnery - Pay 124
1 Aug. Marine Orderlies Employed at the Royal Marine Office, London - London Allowance to 125
14 Aug. Number of Medical Officers - Increased 126
14 Aug. Engineer Officer in Charge of Reserve Stokers and Torpedo Boats at Bermuda - Allowance to 127
26 Oct. Extra Pay to Divers - Increased 128
26 Oct. Inspecting Bandmaster of Training Ships for Boys - Allowance increased 129

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26 Oct. Allowances for Training Services carried out in H.M.S. "CURACOA" 130
26 Oct. Rate of Pay of Draughtsmen, R.N., increased 131
26 Oct. Teaching Staff at Royal Hospital School, Greenwich - Revision of scales of salaries 132
26 Oct. Store Allowances to be paid to Warrant Officers serving in certain Vessels at Home and Abroad 133
26 Oct. Secretary to Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves - To receive full pay on the same scale as that authorised for Secretaries to Commanders-in-Chief 134
27 Nov. Chaplain of the Fleet - Removal of the limitation to the amount of service which can be reckoned for increase of Retired Pay, provided that the total amount of Retired Pay does not exceed £600 a year 135
27 Nov. Additional Instructor of Musketry to the Marines of the Mediterranean Fleet - Extra Pay to 136
27 Nov Stationery Allowance for Torpedo Boat Destroyers - To be paid when such vessels are commissioned otherwise than as tenders 137
27 Nov (Not issued) 138
  1897  
15 Jan Naval Stores (including Naval Ordnance Stores) at the signal Stations in the Channel Islands - To be placed in charge of the Navigating Lieutenant of the Vessel stationed there. Allowance to 139

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26 Feb Chief Boatmen of the Coast Guard - To receive an increase of pay after 4 years' service as such 140
26 Feb Persons employed on printing duties in the offices of Commanders-in-Chief - Allowance to 141
26 Feb Dockyard Port of Portsmouth - Limits, Regulations for protection of, and for Anchoring, Berthing, Mooring, and Breaming, and for avoiding Collisions, &c. 142
26 Feb Command Money to Officers Commanding Tenders to Coast-Guard Ships and Torpedo Boat Destroyers attached as Tenders for instructional purposes to Harbour Ships - Increased 143
26 Feb Training of Homing Pigeons at Portsmouth - Allowance to Mr. William Barrett, Gunner 144
26 Feb Free Issue of Caps to Royal Marines - Compensation in lieu, &c. 145
26 Feb Minimum Age at which children may be educated and maintained out of Greenwich Hospital funds - Regulation to be waived in exceptional cases 146
26 Feb Subsistence of Royal Marines imprisoned in Cells - Provost Sergeants to be granted sums required for 147
26 Feb Higher Ranks of Engineer Officers - Revision of pay, conditions of retirement, &c. 148
26 Feb Marine Instructor of Swimming at Portsmouth - To receive the instructing allowance throughout the year, and the four months' limit to be removed generally. 148a
18 May Queen's Regulations - Issue of Addenda dated February, 1897 149

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18 May Number of Engineer Officers increased, Introduction of a new class of Engineer Warrant Officers called "Artificer Engineers " - Regulations 150
18 May Number of Royal Marines raised to 17,000 151
18 May Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels, R.M. - Assimilation of rates of half pay with those allowed to Officers of these ranks in the Army 152
18 May Allowance to Instructors in Seamanship to be extended to such ships as may be determined by the Admiralty 153
18 May Dockyard Port of Plymouth - Limits, Regulations for protection of, and for Anchoring, Berthing, Mooring, and Breaming, and for avoiding Collisions, &c. 154
18 May Contribution out of Greenwich Hospital Funds - Towards additional buildings to the Schools at Throckley, Newburn. Scale op Salary op Headmaster of Greenwich Hospital School raised - present holder to receive £350 a year. 155
18 May Allowances for Training Services carried out in HMS CALLIOPE 156
18 May Royal Marine Schools – Regulations as to Pay, Pensions, &c., to staff 157
18 May Captains of Guns and Turrets - Further remuneration to 158
18 May Stationary Allowances to Accountant Officers on Coast Guard District Ships and R.N.R. Drill Ships - Increased to provide for the supply of Stationery to Medical Officers. 159

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18 May  Appointment of Dispensers in Naval Hospitals. Amendment of Regulations 160
18 May Stores at the Naval College, Portsmouth - Allowance to Messman of the College for assisting Lieutenant in charge of 161
7 July Quartermasters, R.M. - To be granted step of honorary rank on retirement 162
7 July Coast Guard - Pensions of Chief and Divisional Chief Officers, &c. 163
3 Aug (Not issued) 164
3 Aug Majors, R.M., to receive 16s. a Day after Two Years' Service - Allowances to R.M. Officers embarked for duty in H.M. Ships 165
3 Aug Numbers of Chaplains and Naval Instructors - Be-arranged and increased 166
3 Aug Addition of Salt to the Dietary of the Crews of H.M. Ships 167
3 Aug Ship's Police - Position and emoluments raised 168
3 Aug Officers who have been guilty of misconduct or have unfitted themselves for active service - The powers conferred on the Admiralty to reduce the half pay, retired pay, and pension of these Officers consolidated and extended. 169

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13 Oct. Extension Pay of 6d. a day on re-engagement after completing time for pension - Extended to Engine Room Artificers, Carpenters' Mates, and Shipwrights 170
13 Oct Gibraltar - Transfer of a certain water area from the control of the Captain of the Port to the Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar 171
13 Oct Lodging Allowance to R.M. Officers - Increased 172
13 Oct Allowance to person who plays the Harmonium and conducts the choir during divine service on board H.M.S. "Vernon" 173
13 Oct Store Allowance - Full allowance to be paid to Warrant Officers in charge of Stores on H.M.S. "Minotaur" and certain other ships in the Fleet Reserve 174
13 Oct Indian Defence Vessels - Pay and allowances of Officers and men, R.N. and R.I.M., serving in 175
26 Nov Soldiers and Marines employed as markers on Military or Marine Ranges - Allowance granted 176
26 Nov Additions to rations of crews of H.M.S. "Heron" and "Jackdaw " commissioned for service on the River Niger 177

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