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

Also known as Admiralty Orders in Council

Vol. VIII.

3rd February 1898 to 16th December 1902.

Chronological List

Date Subject. No.
  1898  
3 Feb Increase in list of Accountant Officers 1
3 Feb Allowance to Naval Schoolmaster conducting Night School on board Torpedo School Ship at Devonport 2
3 Feb Instruction Money to a Tailor for Sewing on board "Aqincourt " or other Ship used as Depot Ship for Boys 3
3 Feb Instruction Allowance to Gunnery and Torpedo Instructors while Qualifying for Warrant Rank at the Schools 4
3 Feb Recruits Royal Marines - Increased Rations 5
7 Mar Royal Marine Forces increased to 18,000 - from 1st April 1898 5a
7 Mar Gibraltar - Certain Water Area placed under the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty 6
7 Mar Boys in Training Ships - Improved Dietary 7
19 May  Approving Employment of Commanders and Chief Officers in place of Lieutenants, in Coast Guard Divisions 8
19 May Number of Engineer Officers on Active List of R.N.R. - Increased from 300 to 400 9

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19 May  Engineer Officers employed as Assistants to Chief Inspector of Machinery of Dockyard Reserves at Portsmouth, Devonport, and Chatham - Payment of Allowance of 1s. a day from 1st January 1896 10
19 May Leave of Absence on Full Pay, &c. to Officers R.N. 11
19 May Queen's Regulations - Issue of Addenda 12
19 May Allowance to Men in Charge of Warrant Officers Mess Traps 12a
19 May Prize Courts - Rules of Court and Tables of Fees, &c. 13
18 July Mess Allowances to R.N.R. Officers attending at a Naval Port for Instruction 14
18 July Paymasters and Barrack-Masters R.M. to be eligible for the Honorary Rank of Lieut.-Colonel after serving five years in their Appointments 15
18 July Increase of Retired Pay to Director-General Medical Department, and Special Retiring Allowance to Sir J. N. Dick, late M.D.G. 16
18 July Allowance to the Officer R.M.A. employed at Ascension Island 17
18 July Store Allowance to the Warrant Officer in charge of Stores in Torpedo Boats at Gibraltar 18
9 Aug Supplementary List - Addition of 50 Officers of the Mercantile Marine as Sub-Lieutenants and Lieutenants 19

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20 Oct Training Service carried out in "Agincourt" - Allowances for 20
20 Oct Marine Butchers at R.M. Divisions and Depot - Allowance of 2d, a day 21
20 Oct Marine in charge of Disinfector at R.M. Depot, Walmer - Allowance of 1s. 6d. a day 22
20 Oct  Assistant-Paymaster attached to Office of Admiral Superintendent at Chatham - Allowance of 2s. 6d. a day 23
20 Oct Allowances to Marine Gunnery Instructors 24
20 Oct Senior Medical Officer attached to Flag Ship of Channel Squadron - Allowance of 5s. a day 25
20 Oct Steamers on Niger or other Rivers - Officer or P.O. in charge of Stores, &c. - Allowance of 1s. 6d. a day 26
20 Oct Gunners in charge of Ordnance Stores in Torpedo Boats at Naval Manoeuvres or other Services - Allowance of 6d. a day 27
20 Oct Free Passage home to Naval Officers Invalided Abroad 28
20 Oct Prize proceedings, &c. - Rules of Court in 29

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20 Oct  Pay to Permanent Signalling Staff at Garrison Point, Sheerness 30
29 Nov Supreme Court of Gibraltar in its Admiralty Jurisdiction - Table of Fees 31
29 Nov Advancement of Hospital Sergeant with the title of Hospital Staff Sergeant 32
29 Nov Training of Boys in rating of Shipwright R.N. Payment of Superannuation Allowances to such of the Men as serve in H.M. Dockyards - The Sea Time to count as Civil Time 33
29 Nov Executive Officers on the Active List - Numbers increased 34
29 Nov Seamen and Marines employed upon work which entails their standing in Mud or Water - Payment of additional 6d. a day 35
29 Nov Marines employed as Tailors in giving Instructions in Sewing to Ordinary Seamen and Boys in the Training Squadron - Payment of 6d. a day 36
29 Nov Provision for Maintenance of Pensioners in other than Naval Hospitals at expense of G.H. Funds and for Grant of Special Pensions in lieu of Hospital Treatment 36a
  1899  
2 Feb Employment In Emergency of Certain Officers and Men of the Mercantile Marine in the event of Ships of the Mercantile Marine, being temporarily Commissioned as Ships of H.M. Navy 37
2 Feb Engineer Officers, Medical Officers and Chaplains and Naval Instructors in the Royal Navy - Numbers increased 38
2 Feb Addition of an Assistant Adjutant to the establishment of Officers R.M.A., Eastney during the time the training of R.M.A. recruits is carried out away from Walmer 39

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2 Feb Courses of Instruction at the Home Ports for Engineer Officers of the R.N.R. - Pay and Allowances 40
2 Feb Services of R.N.R. Officers in War Vessels of any British Protectorate being allowed to reckon for Promotion 41
2 Feb Victoria Cross recipients. - Additional grant to the ordinary annuity in special cases 42
2 Feb Baggage for Medical Officers when travelling on Duty - Addition of 2 cwt. allowed 43
2 Feb "Northumberland" Recreation Fund - Establishment of 44
2 Feb Engineer Warrant Officers employed on Manual Labour in repairing Machinery - Extra pay at rate of 4s. a day 45
2 Feb Captains in Charge of Fleet Reserves - Payment of Command Money at rate of 12s. per day 46
2 Feb Payment to Steward and to Cook entered for temporary Service in temporarily Commissioned Ships 47
2 Feb No reduction to be made from expenditure on account of special G.H. Pensions for the Year ending 31st March 1899 in respect of Expenditure in excess of the Limit incurred in the year ended 31st March 1898 48
7 Mar  Royal Marine Forces increased from 18,000 to 18,500 - To meet the growing requirements of the Fleet 49

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7 Mar Periodical re-adjustment of the Number of Captains and Commanders entitled to Higher Rates of Full and Half-pay between 1st January 1899 and 1st January 1910, and Service qualification for half-pay abolished for both ranks 50
7 Mar Payment of Grog Money at a commuted rate in lieu of the Spirit Ration to Men under 20 years of Age and Boys in Depot Ships at the Home ports 51
7 Mar Grant of Gratuities to certain Widows of Supplementary Lieutenants 52
19 May Changes in the Rules and Definition of Sea and Harbour Service time 53
19 May Appointment of Recruiting Staff Officer, 2nd Class, as Assistant to Inspector of Marine Recruiting 54
19 May Allowance of 125 a Year in lieu of Servants extended to certain additional appointments 55
19 May Flag Allowances to Paymasters in Home Flag Ships, to be Depot or Reserve Allowances in Future - Allowance extended to Paymaster in Gunnery Ship at Sheerness 56
19 May Extra Allowance of 2 to Ships employed on Newfoundland Fisheries for provision of Stationery 57
19 May Extra Pay to Royal Marines when employed in diving 58
19 May Store Allowance to be paid in the Gunnery Schools at Portsmouth, Sheerness, and Devonport 59

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19 May Issue of a Revised Edition of the Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions 60
14 July  Payment of certain Allowances (Store) to the Officer in Charge of Stores of Torpedo Range, Devonport, and to other Officers similarly employed 61
14 July Junior Officers - Further Facilities to acquire a knowledge of the French Language 62
14 July Employment of an additional Armourer at each of the R.M. Divisions, and sanctioning the grant to each man so employed of extra pay of 6d. a day 63
14 July Extension of Full Pay leave to Officers serving Abroad who have official Residences allotted to them, or who are in receipt of Allowances for House Rent 64
14 July First Sergeant Instructors, R.M., to be given the title of Quartermaster-Sergeant-Instructor, and raised from class 3 to class 2 for pension purposes 65
14 July Payment to Regimental Quartermasters of Royal Marines of Lodging Allowances of 2s. 3d. a day from 17th November 1898 66
8 Aug Numbers of Inspectors-General and Deputy-Inspectors-General of Hospitals increased to 19 67
8 Aug Additional 3d. a day to Sergeant-Cooks at R.M. Divisions and at the Depot, after 3 years' service as qualified Cooks 68
8 Aug Increased Rate of Pensions to Widows of Fleet Paymasters on the Active List, according to Long and Good Service 69

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8 Aug Allowances to Officers of Three Home Ports in charge of Electric and Torpedo Fittings of Ships in the Fleet Reserve 70
8 Aug Increase of 2d. per Diem to Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Marines when serving on Shore 71
8 Aug Lodging Allowances of 1s. per diem to be paid to 2nd Class Sergeant-Instructor of swimming when unprovided with Quarters in Barracks 72
8 Aug Extension of Hammock Allowance to Chief Gunners, Chief Boatswains, Chief Carpenters, and Warrant Officers entitled to but without Cabins - to take effect from 1st April 1898 73
7 Oct Regulations for Officers of the R.N.R. - Alterations and additions to 74
7 Oct C.-in-C. China - Increase of Stationery Allowance from 55 to 70 per annum 75
26 Oct Instructors in Diving and Artificer Divers in H.M. Fleet - Increase in pay 76
28 Nov Supply of one pair of Canvas Shoes to Warrant and Non-Commissioned Officers and men, Royal Marines, serving in Barracks 77
28 Nov Senior Officer's Clerk on West Coast of Africa - Allowance of 2s. 6d. a day 78
28 Nov Money Prizes for Good Shooting with Heavy Guns and Additional Pay to Captains of Turret who re-engage after completing time for pension 79

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28 Nov Entry in the Victualling Yards of Boys (Boy-Cooper) for training as coopers' crew 80
28 Nov Allowance of 3d, per diem to the Ship's Steward of any of H.M. Ships for every 50 persons when the Number of Naval Supernumeraries conveyed causes the Complement to be exceeded by 200 81
27 Dec Bandmasters, Royal Marines, holding Commissioned Rank, placed on same Footing as regards Retirement and Pension as Officers of same Rank in Army 82
27 Dec Promotion of Staff Surgeons to Rank of Fleet Surgeons 83
27 Dec Increase of pay to Officers temporarily discharging duty of Naval Instructors in Ships 84
27 Dec Scale of Lodging Money to Warrant Officers, Royal Marines, when borne on Ship's Books and compelled to reside on shore 85
  1900  
11 Jan Continuance of Command Money at 12s. a Day to Officer filling Post of Captain of the Gunnery School 86
29 Jan Amendment of the Regulations governing the Retirement of Naval Instructors 87
29 Jan Re-arrangement of Naval and Greenwich Hospital Pensions 88
29 Jan Improvement of the Position of suitable Men for Ratings of Domestics in H.M. Fleet 89

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3 Mar Scheme to place on the Retired List after a period of 7 years non-service any officer who was on Flag List before the date of Order in Council of 16th July 1895 90
3 Mar Increase in the Band of the Royal Marine Depot at Walmer 91
3 Mar Improvement of the Pay and Prospects of the Sick Berth Staff in H.M. Fleet - To come into force on 1st April 1900 92
3 Mar Special advancement of certain Ratings in H.M. Fleet not having the Service qualification required in cases of ordinary routine promotion 93
3 Mar Increase from 250 to 350 of sum distributed in Annuities among Sergeants, Royal Marines, for distinguished or meritorious service 94
3 Mar Allowances to Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, Royal Marines, employed at Malta and Hong Kong rifle ranges 95
3 Mar Modification of existing Regulations for Subsistence granted to boys in H.M. fleet when travelling on Service 96
3 Mar Naval or Marine Pension - Previous Army Service to count for 97
3 Mar Establishment of Extra Allowances for the Signal Branch of H.M. Navy 98
15 May Subsistence Allowance to Officers Afloat for Absences on Duty of over 5 hours 99

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15 May Engineer Officer employed at Devonport Torpedo Range, payment of 1s. a day to, from 1st April 1900, and at any other Torpedo Range which may warrant such payment 100
15 May Equipment Allowance of 20 to Surgeons and Assistant Paymasters for Temporary Service in Navy in time of War or Emergency 101
15 May Queen's Regulations, Addenda to 102
15 May Cancelling Regulations under which Honorary Rank is confirmed upon Registrars, Assistant Registrars and Deputy Registrars and sanctioning proposal to grant Commissions as Staff Paymasters, Pay Masters and Assistant Paymasters in R.N.R. under certain conditions 103
15 May Establishment of a Depot for Marine Clothing at Hong Kong 104
15 May Naval Writers - Alteration in the Scale of Pay of, &c. 105
15 May Royal Marines - Numbers increased from 18,500 to 18,800 106
29 June Engineer Officers - Relative Rank, Full and Half-Pay Tables, and abolition of Rank of Staff Engineer 107
29 June Special Allowance of 100 per annum to Engineer Officers of the Rank of Chief Inspector or Inspector of Machinery for Service Afloat 108
29 June Continuance of Command Money at 12s. a day to Captain of R.N. Barracks, Devonport, also allowance of 125 in lieu of servants to Captain of Gunnery School, Sheerness, and Captain of R.N. Barracks, Devonport 109

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29 June Allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to the Officer of the Accountant Staff who acts as Clerk to Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships 110
29 June Allowance to Senior Schoolmaster in charge of Schools at R.M.A. Barracks, Eastney, at rate of 1s. 6d. a day 111
29 June Gunner R.M.A. in charge of Disinfector at R.M.A. Infirmary, Eastney - Working Pay at rate of 1s. 6d. a day for each day actually devoted to duty 112
29 June Employment of Coast Guard Men on work in connection with Works Department at Special Rate of extra Pay of 6d. per hour 113
7 Aug 300 Officers and Men of the Colony of New South Wales sanctioned for General Service in the Royal Navy 114
7 Aug 200 Officers and Men of the Colony of Victoria sanctioned for General Service in the Royal Navy 115
7 Aug Gunboat "Protector" with its Officers and Men belonging to the Colony of South Australia sanctioned for General Use in the Royal Navy 116
17 Sep Dockyard Port of Portsmouth - Amendment of Regulations 117
17 Sep Prize Proclamation - Amendment of, from 31 Oct. 1900 118
17 Sep Captains of Coast Guard Ships - Increase of Command Money 119

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17 Sep Establishment of a new Auxiliary Rating of 2nd Captain of Gun R.M.L.I. 120
17 Sep Allowance of 1s. per day to Engineer Officer in charge of Reserve Stores, Hong Kong 121
17 Sep Increased Stationery Allowances on account of Signalling Requirements 122
18 Oct Amended Regulation to qualify a Captain for advancement to Flag Rank 123
12 Nov Increase in the Numbers of Accountant Officers in the Royal Navy 124
12 Nov Changes in the Regulations under which Captains and Commanders are appointed for Instruction at Royal Naval College, Greenwich 125
12 Nov Addition of 8 Captains and 13 Commanders to the present Establishment - to provide for the promotions for Special Service in South Africa 126
12 Nov Equipment Allowances to Retired Officers extended to all Retired Officers employed during war or emergency, whether compulsorily or voluntarily 127
12 Nov Employment of Retired Naval or Army Medical Officers to conduct Medical Examination of Recruits at Birmingham, Glasgow, and Nottingham, and Revised Scale of Fees to Civil Practitioners or Surgeons and Agents of Sick Quarters for similar Duties 128
26 Nov Acting Appointment as Staff Surgeon granted to Officers not duly qualified, under certain circumstances 129

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13 Dec Extra Allowance for Stationery for H.M. Ships when a Torpedo Boat Destroyer is attached as a Tender 130
13 Dec Promotion of H.R.H. Duke of York, K.G. &c. to the rank of Rear-Admiral in H.M. Fleet - to retain his appointment of personal A.D.C. to the Queen 131
13 Dec Speed of Vessels navigating the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth- O.-in-C, 27 February 1897, amended 132
  1901  
30 Jan Flag Officers of the Channel Squadron - Increased Allowances for Table Money 133
9 Feb Visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Australia - Employment of certain Officers and Men of the Mercantile Marine in connection with 134
9 Feb Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions - Title altered to "The King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions" 135
9 Feb Grant of 10s. at all Times to all authorised Recruiters for each Artificer, Stoker, or Boy raised by them and accepted for the navy 136
9 Feb Courses of Instruction of Senior Engineers and Engineers R.N.R. extended to Assistant Engineers R.N.R. 137
9 Feb H.R.H. Prince Albert William Henry of Prussia, K.G., G.C.B., Vice- Admiral in Imperial German Navy, appointed Honorary Vice-Admiral in H.M. Fleet 138
9 Feb Nursing Sisters of H M. Naval Hospitals - Alteration in System of Retirement 139

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9 Feb Grant of 2s. 6d. a Day to the Senior Lieutenant of certain of H.M. Ships in Commission irrespective of Rank of the Commanding Officer 140
9 Feb Allowance for Playing the Harmonium at Divine Service in Church, Isle of Ascension - Increase of, from 5, to 10 141
9 Feb Chief of the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean - Allowance of 101. per annum for Stationery 142
9 Mar Honorary Rank of Lieutenant in H.M. Fleet Granted to Prince Charles of Denmark, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Lieut. Royal Danish Navy 143
9 Mar Royal Marines - Numbers increased 144
9 Mar Granting Step in Rank on, Retirement to Commander Honourable S. J. Fortescue, C.V.O. 145
25 Mar Signal School at Portsmouth - Allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to the Officer in charge 146
25 Mar List of Engineer Officers increased from 1,058 to 1,138 147
25 Mar Extending Allowance of 1s. 6d. a day to the Gunners in charge of Torpedo Boats and Stores at the Cape, Malta, Bermuda, and Gibraltar, and to any other Depots where the Duties are of sufficient importance 148
25 Mar Extension of O.-in-C. of 29 November 1898 as to training Boys in the Dockyards for the rating of Shipwright in H.M. Navy 149

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25 Mar "Defiance'* - Allowance of 65 a year in lieu of Servants to any Commander appointed to command of, in lieu of a Captain 150
25 Mar Captain of the General Depot at Portsmouth - Allowance of 125 a year in lieu of Servants to, on the appointment of a separate Captain for Fleet Reserve duties 151
13 May  Establishment of new rating of Electrician 152
13 May Allowance of 1s. a day to Lieutenant employed on Gunnery Duties not in possession of Special Certificate in Gunnery 153
13 May Changes in Classification of G. and T. Ratings, and in Allowances payable to various Ratings 154
13 May Addenda to King's Regulations 155
13 May Retirement of Officers on account of Misconduct - Amendment of O.-in-C. 156
13 May Re-employment in the event of War of Officers who have resigned their commissions, but who may volunteer for service 157
15 Jun Rear-Admiral, Coast of Ireland - Allowance of Table Money when attending Lord Lieutenant's Levees or Drawing Rooms 158
15 Jun Captain's Command Money - Amendment of Scale of 159

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15 Jun Allowance for Senior Marine Officer at the three Naval Depots, and on Flag ship of Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves when Flag is not Flying 160
15 Jun Vice-Admiralty Court of New South Wales - Alterations in Table of Fees 161
15 Jun Extra Pay to any Marine Foreman of Works or Non-commissioned Officer in charge of Artificers at Ascension or other Stations abroad 162
15 Jun Chief Gunners and Chief Boatswains and Gunners and Boatswains - Increase in number 163
15 Jun Torpedo School - Senior Chief or other Armourer - Allowance of 7d. a day from 1st April 1901 164
15 Jun Payment of Money Prizes to Petty Officers and Seamen for good Shooting - Extended to Light Guns in Torpedo Boat Destroyers 164a
15 Jun Conspicuous Service Cross - Decoration instituted - for Warrant or Subordinate Officers for Distinguished Service before the Enemy 164b
15 Jun Subsistence Allowance and Billet Money to Recruits detained at recruiting and coast guard stations 164c
26 Jun Revision of Allowance to Fleet Engineer of Flag ship of Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves 165
26 Jun Allowance for Stationery to Accountant Officer in charge of Flotillas, Torpedo Boats, and Torpedo Boat Destroyers 166
24 Jul Allowance paid to Marine Lamp-trimmers extended to Seaman Ratings. 167
24 Jul Special Promotion for Meritorious Service of Officers holding the rank of Paymaster and Staff Paymaster, or of Chief and Staff Engineer notwithstanding their not having attained the prescribed Seniority 168
24 Jul Allowance for playing the Harmonium and conducting the Choir during Divine Service in Seagoing Ships extended to Ships commanded by a Commander 169

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8 Aug Salary Of Pupil Teachers in Marine Schools revised in accordance with the new Education Code of 1900. Head Mistress placed on same footings as Schoolmistresses of Army Schools as regards allowance in lieu of Lodging allowance under certain circumstances if married 170
26 Sep Defining the limits of the Dockyard Port of Berehaven, and making Regulations in regard thereto 171
26 Sep Payments to Staff Officers at the R.M. Divisions and Depot for advertising in connection with the Recruiting Service 172
26 Sep Commanders, Lieutenants, and District Paymasters of Coast Guard on Service on Shore - Increase of Subsistence allowance 173
26 Sep Pensions and Allowances to Widows and Children of Non-Commissioned Officers, Petty Officers, and Men who may be killed during warlike operations 174
26 Sep Allowances from G.H. Funds to Non-Pensioners admitted to hospitals, &c. 175
26 Sep Signalling - Establishment of Courses for Officers and revising existing regulations as to Gunnery and Torpedo Courses/TD> 176
4 Nov Increase in the Allowance paid to the Accountant Officer at Queenstown Port Guard Ship 177
4 Nov Replacement on Ship*s Books of Officers dismissed their Ships by Court Martial Abroad who are not entitled to Half-Pay 178
4 Nov Allowances to Accountant Officers of Coast Guard Ships for Stationery to be at same rate as those provided for Accountant Officers of sea-going Ships 179

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4 Nov Increase in the Number of Riggers on H.M. Yachts 180
4 Nov Submarine Vessels - Compensation to Officers and Men selected for service in 181
4 Nov Establishment of the Post of Pensioner Marine Recruiter 182
4 Nov Grant of Six Months extra Time to Royal Marine Guard at Pekin, and to Naval Ratings in the Legation during Siege 1900 183
10 Dec Allowance of 6s. a day to an Officer R.M. selected for Duty of collecting Naval Intelligence on China Station 184
10 Dec  Continuance of Flag Allowances to Engineer Officer of Flagship when an Inspector of Machinery is borne in Squadron but not on Flag ship 185
  1902  
13 Jan Reduction in Age Limit of Candidates for Artificer Engineer 186
13 Jan Lodging Allowance for Warrant Officer R.M. at Clothing Depot, Hong Kong, when Quarters are not provided. Colonial Allowance also sanctioned 187
13 Jan Allowances to Senior Medical Officer in charge of Hospital Ships 188
13 Jan Allowance to Chaplain and Naval Instructor of H.M.S. "Excellent" for conducting Mathematical Examination for Rank of Gunner 189

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6 Mar Staff of Nursing Sisters in Naval Hospitals - Regulations 190
6 Mar Retention of officers employed on Surveying Duties until the age of Sixty 191
6 Mar Senior Lieutenants, R.N. - Increase in Pay 192
6 Mar Employment of a Lieutenant, R.M.A., as Assistant Instructor of Musketry at Eastney 193
24 Mar Division of Officers in the Navy into Four Branches, viz., Military, Engineers, Medical, and Civil 194
24 Mar Appointment of a Commander as Superintendent of Gymnasia and of one Lieutenant, R.N., and Two Lieutenants, R.M., as Inspectors, Allowance and Rating to Men rated as Gymnastic Instructors 195
24 Mar Allowance of 10s. a month to Assistant Coaling Officers for Wear and Tear of Uniform 196
24 Mar Employment of Interpreters in any Ship in which that may be considered necessary 197
24 Mar Increase of Salary to D.G. of Medical Department : assigning Titles to the Medical Officers serving on the Staff of that Department : amending Regulations for special promotion to Staff Surgeon and improving the Full Pay and Allowances of Medical Officers 198
24 Mar Increasing the Rate of Pay for Surgeons entered for Temporary Service in the Royal Navy in times of War or Emergency 199

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24 Mar Amended Duty Pay to Warrant Officers, N.C. Officers, and Men employed as Clerks at R.M. Depot and Divisions 200
24 Mar Increase in the Lists of Medical Officers, Gunners, and Boatswains 201
24 Mar Increase in the Number of Engineer Officers 202
24 Mar Allowance of 3d. a day to C.G. Men, who are qualified in the Higher Standard of Signalling, when doing duty at a Wireless Telegraph Station 203
24 Mar Entry of a limited Number of Volunteers as Temporary Assistant-Paymasters - To provide a reliable Reserve of Accountant Officers in time of War or Emergency 204
24 Apr Drawing of Disability Pensions while serving under Admiralty - Sanctioned 205
24 Apr R.M. Officers collecting Naval Intelligence in China and Mediterranean Station- O.-in-C, 8 March 1895, and 10 December 1901, amended 206
24 Apr Promotion of Officers R.N. (Retired) who may be voluntarily re-employed - Sanctioned 207
11 Jun Increase in numbers of Chaplains and Naval Instructors IN H.M. Fleet 208
11 Jun Allowance to Assistant-Paymaster appointed for Duty with Chief of the Staff in Mediterranean, and for Secretarial Duties with Commodore of H.M. Yachts 209

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11 Jun Special allowance for Stationery at a Rate not exceeding 15 a year to the senior officer of a Detached Squadron 210
11 Jun Increase in Half and Retired Pay to Deputy Adjutant-General, Royal Marines 211
11 Aug  Increased pay and allowances to Head Sisters and Nursing Sisters of H.M. Queen Alexandra's R.N. Nursing Service 212
11 Aug Time of Sir H. Rawson and two of his Staff while employed m Australia to be counted as on Full Pay 213
11 Aug Increase in Table Money to Naval Officers in certain Cases 214
11 Aug Grant of Ecclesiastical Dignity of Archdeacon to the Chaplain of the Fleet and of an Episcopal Licence to Chaplains R.N. 215
11 Aug Appointment of Harbour Master at Portland responsible for Boom Defence, &c. - With an allowance of 100 in addition to usual emoluments 216
11 Aug Allowance to an Engineer Officer attached to a Sea-going Base for T.B. Destroyers 217
11 Aug Head Wardmaster Sanctioned for R.N. Hospital, Malta. 218
11 Aug Bandmasters R.M. who may be promoted to Commissioned Rank - Outfit allowance of 100 219

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11 Aug Promotion of certain Assistant-Engineers with Seniority of 1st July 1897 - To be promoted on completing 4 years and 11 months* service instead of 6 years* service 220
11 Aug Revised Allowances to N.C.O.'s and Men of R.M. who hold Gunnery Qualifications; introduction of a new rating of 2nd Captain of Gun R.M.A. 221
11 Aug King's Regulations- Addenda 1902 222
20 Oct  Increase of percentage of Higher Standard Signal Ratings and Improvements in the Pay and Position of Candidates who qualify 223
20 Oct Extra pay to Navigating Parties 223a
19 Nov Additional 2d. a day to Royal Marines who have been under training for six months 224
19 Nov Establishment of an Auxiliary Royal Naval Sick Berth Reserve 225
19 Nov Institution of Bands at R.M. Schools at the Divisions and Depot, and Payment of an Allowance of 1s. an attendance to Marines acting as instructors 226
19 Nov Boom Defence Stores at Southampton, Portland, Plymouth, and Sheerness - Allowance of 1s. a day to Officer in charge 227
19 Nov Royal Rifle Range at Bermuda.- Grant of 4d. day to a Private R M. employed as Caretaker 228
19 Nov Assistant Masters employed in the Nautical Division of Royal Hospital School at Greenwich - Increase in the Maximum of Salaries 229

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19 Nov Pensions to Widows and Allowances to Children of Non-Commissioned Officers, Petty Officers and men of the Royal Navy and Marines whose Deaths are attributable to Warlike Operations - Extension of Period for granting 230
16 Dec Sanctioning Re-instatement of Mr. F. C. Mahon as Surgeon R.N., and. to count former service for Pay and Promotion, but not for Retirement 231
16 Dec Sanctioning Gratuity of 10 for Outfit to newly-entered Stokers 232
16 Dec Sanctioning Payment of Allowance to officers performing duties of Masters of the Fleet 233