Mates : Failure to Apply for an Appointment

Admiralty, 16 Dec 18??

My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct that in future the names of all Mates who shall remain out of the Service for more than one year, without applying for an Appointment, shall be removed from the official Register of Mates and Midshipmen, and, they shall be considered as having relinquished the Naval Service ; unless my Lords shall be satisfied that the omission proceeded from unavoidable causes.

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