Index
 
A return of Boys Entered on board H.M. Ships and Vessels of War, from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 1846

First Class Boys entered Navy for first time : 2521
First Class Boys entered Navy for second time : 283
Second Class Boys entered Navy for first time : 1972
Second Class Boys entered Navy for second time : 140
Total 4916

 

Greenwich Royal Naval Asylum

60

Marine Society School

50

Other sources

4806
Total 4916

 

Could read and write

1519

Could read or write only

804

Could neither read nor write

1402

Good scholars

259

Doubtful

350
Total 4334
Supernumerary unknown 582
Total Boys 4916

 

Petty Officers, Seamen or Boys, invalided 228 *
Petty Officers, Seamen or Boys, discharged 2355 *
Petty Officers, Seamen or Boys, deserted 2382
Petty Officers, Seamen or Boys, deaths 418

* These numbers are for the Home Ports only.

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