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Royal Navy Pay and Conditions - 1860

Rates of Half Pay at present established for the Naval and Marine Officers for 1860
FLAG OFFICERS
Rank &c - Per Annum Per Diem
    s d s d
Admirals of the Fleet   1149 15 0 3 3 0
Admirals   766 10 0 2 2 0
Vice Admirals   593 2 6 1 12 6
Rear Admirals   456 5 0 1 4 0
Flag Officers on reserved half-pay   456 5 0 1 4 0
Retired Flag Officers (Under Orders in Council of 1847, 1851 and 1858   456 5 0 1 4 0
Retired Flag Officers (Under Orders in Council of 1847, 1851 and 1858   365 0 0 1 0 0
Retired Flag Officers (Under Orders in Council of 1847, 1851 and 1858   328 10 0 0 18 0
CAPTAINS
To each of the first 70 as they stand on the active List of Officers in Seniority   264 12 6 0 14 6
To each of the next 100   228 2 6 0 12 6
To the rest   191 12 6 0 10 6
Retired (under Order in Council of 1847)   365 0 0 1 0 0
Retired (under Order in Council of 1847)   328 10 0 0 18 0
*Retired (under Orders in Council of 1840, 1851, and 1856   191 12 6 0 10 6
*Reserved half-pay (Orders in Council, 1851 and 1856)   191 12 6 0 10 6
or according to length of service
*Retired (under Orders in Council of Aug 1860)   According to length of service
COMMANDERS
To each of the first 150 in Seniority on the Active and Reserved Lists combined   182 10 0 0 10 0
To the remainder   155 2 6 0 8 6
*Reserved half-pay (Orders in Council, 1851 and 1856)   155 2 6 0 8 6
or according to length of service
"Retired Commander of 1816   155 2 6 0 8 6
*Retired Commander of 1830   127 15 0 0 7 0
*Retired Commander of 1860   According to length of service
*Retired Commander of 1846 (From the Master's List)   228 2 6 0 12 6
*Retired Commander of 1830 (From the Master's List)   191 12 6 0 10 6
LIEUTENANTS (Active List)
By Order in Council of August, 1860, the old rates of Half-Pay are abolished for the future; but no Officer, now in receipt of 6s and 7s a day, to receive less than his present amount of Half-Pay. Lieutenants, however, may be allowed Half-Pay at the rate of 5s a day, if through illness contracted in the Service, they shall have been unable to serve three years at Sea in that Rank; and the Half-Pay of Lieutenants to be in future fixed according to Sea-Service in that Rank, on the following scale:
Under 3 Years' Sea-Time         0 4 0
Above 3 " "         0 5 0
Above 6 " "         0 6 0
Above 9 " "         0 7 0
Above 12 " "         0 8 0
 
Reserved List
           
To so many of the Senior Lieutenant of the Reserved List as, together with the Retired Commanders of 1830, amount to 300   127 15 0 0 7 0
* Retired (Under Order in Council of 1860)   According to length of service
ROYAL MARINES
Colonels   262 12 6 0 14 6
Lieutenant-Colonels   200 15 0 0 11 0
Captains   127 15 0 0 7 0
First Lieutenants of 7 years standing   82 2 6 0 4 6
The Rest   73 0 0 0 4 0
Second Lieutenants   54 15 0 0 3 0
*See Appendix              
MASTERS
All times served as Acting Master and 4 years served as Second Master qualified for Master, to reckon towards increase of Half Pay
Above 25 Years' Service   282 17 6 0 15 6
Above 20 Years' Service if qualified for 1st and 2nd Rates   237 5 0 0 13 0
Above 15 Years' Service if qualified for 1st and 2nd Rates   182 10 0 0 10 0
Above 10 Years' Service   146 0 0 0 8 0
Above 5 Years' Service   109 10 0 0 6 0
Under 5 Years' Service   91 5 0 0 5 0
INSPECTORS of MACHINERY AFLOAT AND CHIEF ENGINEERS
All times served as Acting Chief Engineer and 4 years served as Assistant Engineer, to reckon towards increase of Half Pay
Above 25 Years' Service   282 17 6 0 15 6
Above 20 Years' Service if qualified for 1st and 2nd Rates   237 5 0 0 13 0
Above 15 Years' Service if qualified for 1st and 2nd Rates   182 10 0 0 10 0
Above 10 Years' Service   146 0 0 0 8 0
Above 5 Years' Service   109 10 0 0 6 0
Under 5 Years' Service   91 5 0 0 5 0
MEDICAL OFFICERS
Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 30 Years' Service   684 7 6 1 17 6
Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 25 Years' Service   611 7 6 1 13 6
Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 20 Years' Service or on Promotion   547 10 0 1 10 0
Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 30 Years' Service   465 7 6 1 5 6
Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 25 Years' Service   410 12 6 1 2 6
Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets - After 20 Years' Service or on Promotion   383 5 0 1 1 0
Staff Surgeon - After 25 Years' Service   337 12 6 0 18 6
Staff Surgeon - After 20 Years' Service   301 2 6 0 16 6
Surgeon - After 15 Years' Service   246 7 6 0 13 6
Surgeon - After 10 Years' Service or on Promotion   200 15 0 0 11 0
Assistant Surgeon - After 10 Years' Service   182 10 0 0 10 0
Assistant Surgeon - After 5 Years' Service   146 0 0 0 8 0
Assistant Surgeon - Under 5 Years' Service   109 10 0 0 6 0
NOTE: Medical Officer retiring after a Full-Pay service of 25 years, may in cases of distinguished service receive a step of honorary rank, but without increase of Half Pay
PAYMASTERS
On the Retired List   155 2 6 0 8 6
To each of the first 100   127 15 0 0 7 0
To each of the next 200   109 10 0 0 6 0
To the remainder   91 5 0 0 5 0
Such Paymasters as shall serve three years under the new system will receive Half Pay at the following rates:
If with 12 Years' service as a Paymaster, 3 of which in a 1st or 2nd Rate   191 12 6 0 10 6
If with 9 Years' service as a Paymaster, 3 of which in a 1st or 2nd Rate   164 5 0 0 9 0
If with 6 Years' service as a Paymaster, 3 of which in a 1st or 2nd Rate   136 17 6 0 7 6
If with 3 Years' service as Paymaster   109 10 0 0 6 0
To the remainder   91 5 0 0 5 0
All times served as Acting Paymaster and 4 years served as Assistant Paymaster, to reckon towards increase of Half Pay
Under 3 Years' Service   91 5 0 0 5 0
Above 3 Years Service   109 10 0 0 6 0
Above 6 Years Service   136 17 6 0 7 6
Above 9 Years Service   164 5 0 0 9 0
Above 12 Years Service   191 12 6 0 10 6
Above 15 Years Service   219 0 0 0 12 0
Above 20 Years Service   255 10 0 0 14 0
CHAPLAINS
After 8 Years' service at Sea   91 5 0 0 5 0
After 10 Years' service under Order in Council of 30th Jan 1856   91 5 0 0 5 0
For each Year's longer service than 8 at Sea, 6d per diem additional till it reach   182 10 0 0 10 0
Under Order in Council of 13th May 1859 and 22nd February 1860              
Under 5 Years' Service   91 5 0 0 5 0
Above 5 Years' Service   109 10 0 0 6 0
Above 10 Years' Service   136 17 6 0 7 6
Above 15 Years' Service (under Order in Council 1859)   182 10 0 0 10 0
Above 15 Years' Service (under Order in Council 1860)   191 12 6 0 10 6
Above 20 Years' Service   219 0 0 0 12 0
CHAPLAINS AND NAVAL INSTRUCTORS
After 15 Years' Service as Naval Instructors, one half of the highest rate of Half-Pay of Naval Instructors, in addition to the Half Pay to which they may be intitled as Chaplains
NAVAL INSTRUCTORS
After their First Entry   36 10 0 0 2 0
After 3 Years' service on Full Pay   54 15 0 0 3 0
After 10 Years' service on Full Pay   82 2 6 0 4 6
After 15 Years' service on Full Pay   91 5 0 0 5 0
After 20 Years' service on Full Pay   127 15 0 0 7 0
  (Payable Quarterly)            
SECRETARIES
After 12 Years' actual Service as Secretaries   219 0 0 0 12 0
MATES
2s 6d a day or 45 12s 6d per annum after 3 Years' actual Sea Service as Mates, and when unable to obtain employment in Her Majesty's Service, provided their conduct during service shall have been satisfactory, and provided they do not decline or avoid service when called upon.
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are empowered to allow any Mate to retire from the Service, with a Pension of 2s 6d a day after 20 Years' actual Service, during ten Years of which he must have held the rating of Mate.
SECOND MASTERS
2s 6d a day or 45 12s 6d per annum after 3 Years' actual Sea Service as Second Mates, provided they cannot obtain employment in the Navy, and provided they do not decline or avoid Service when it is offered to them.
The period of 3 Years' Service may be dispensed with in the case of Officers who shall have been invalided for sickness or injuries caused by the Service, and which shall render them permantently disqualified for further employment.
In no case will Half Pay be allowed to Second Masters, unless the conduct of the Officer, whilst serving, shall have been in all respects satisfactory
ASSISTANT PAYMASTERS - as Mates
Extract from the Admiralty Instructions, Art 29, Page 10              
"Every Officer on coming upon Half-Pay, is to report himself by letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty within rourteen days thereof, if at home, and within the same period olf arriving in England from abroad; stating the cause thereof, and the period from which his Half-Pay should commence; and any Officer failing to comply herewith, will be liable to forfeit his Half-Pay for the time he may neglect to claim it."

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