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Scales of Pay for Petty Officers, Seamen and Boys in the Royal Navy

Admiralty, 14 June 1853

Rate of Pay for men entering under the old system, in all Rates Ratings New Rate of Pay for Continuous Service Men, in all rates
31 Days Year   31 Days Year
 £   s   d   £   s   d    Chief Petty Officers  £   s   d   £   s   d 
3 2 0 36 10 0 } Master at Arms { 3 9 9 41 1 3
} Chief Gunner's Mate {
} Chief Boatswain's Mate {
} Chief Captain of the Forecastle {
} Admiral's Coxswain {
} Chief Quarter Master {
} *Chief Carpenter's Mate {
} Seamen's Schoolmaster   - - - - - -
} Ship's Steward:- Day Pay Victualling Store Allowance Total Per Diem    
}   s d s d s d £ s d £ s d
} 1st Rates 2 0 2 6 4 6 6 19 6 82 2 6
} 2nd Rates 2 0 2 3 4 3 6 11 9 77 11 3
} 3rd Rates 2 0 2 0 4 0 6 4 0 73 0 0
} 4th Rates 1 11 1 9 3 8 5 13 8 66 18 4
} 5th Rates 1 11 1 5 3 4 5 3 4 61 11 10
} 6th Rates 1 11 1 1 3 0 4 13 0 54 15 0
} Sloops above 110 Men 1 11 0 8 2 7 4 0 1 47 2 11
} Smaller Vessels 1 11 0 4 2 3 3 9 9 41 1 3
} Ship's Cook - - - - - - - - - - - -
1st Class Working Petty Officer
2 14 3 31 18 9 } Ship's Corporal { 3 2 0 36 10 0
} Gunner's Mate {
} Boatswain's Mate {
} Captain's Coxswain {
} Captain of the Forecastle {
} Quarter Master {
} Coxswain of the Launch {
} Captain of the Maintop {
} Captain of the Foretop {
} Captain of the Afterguard {
} Captain of the Hold {
3 2 0 36 10 0 } Sailmaker { 3 9 9 41 1 3
} Ropemaker {
} *Carpenter's Mate {
} ‡Caulker {
} Blacksmith {
} Leading Stoker {
2nd Class Working Petty Officer
2 9 11 28 17 11 } Coxswain of the Barge { 2 16 10 33 9 2
} Coxswain of the Pinnace {
} Captain of the Mast {
} Second Captain of the Forecastle {
} Second Captain of the Maintop {
} Second Captain of the Foretop {
} Yeoman of the Signals {
} Second Captain of the Afterguard {
} Captain of the Mizentop {
2 11 8 30 8 4   Sailmaker's Mate   2 19 5 34 19 7
2 9 1 28 17 11   Coxswain of the Cutter   2 16 10 33 9 2
2 11 8 30 8 4 } †Cooper { 2 19 5 34 19 7
} Armourer {
} †Caulker's Mate {
2 9 1 28 17 11 } Musician { — — — — — —
} Head Krooman {
2 6 6 27 7 6   Leading Seaman   2 14 3 31 18 9
2 9 1 28 17 11   *Shipwright   2 16 10 33 9 2
2 3 11 25 17 1 } Yeoman of the Store Room { 2 11 8 30 8 4
} Second Captain of the Hold {
} Painter {
} Sailmaker's Crew {
} Blacksmith's Crew {
} Armourer's Crew {
} *Carpenter's Crew {
} †Cooper's Crew {
2 14 3 31 18 9   Stoker and Coal Trimmer   3 2 0 36 10 0
2 1 4 24 6 8   Able Seaman   2 9 1 28 17 11
1 6 6 27 7 6   ßß Sick Berth Steward   — — — — — —
2 1 4 24 6 8 } Bandman { — — — - — —
} Tailor {
} Butcher {
} Second Head Krooman {
} Flag Officer's and Superintendent's Domestics {
} Captain's Steward {
} Captain's Cook {
} Ward, or Gun Room Steward {
} Ward, or Gun Room Cook {
} Secretary's Servant {
} Subordinate Officer's Steward {
} Subordinate Officer's Cook {
} Ship's Steward's Assistant {
1 13 7 19 15 5 } Ordinary Seaman { 1 18 9 22 16 3
} Cook's Mate { — — — — — —
} Barber {
1 8 5 16 14 7 } Second Class Ordinary Seaman { 1 11 0 18 5 0
} Commander's Servant { — — — — — —
} Kroomen {
0 18 1 10 12 11 } Ship's Steward's Boy
— — — — — —
} Boy of the First Class
0 18 1 10 12 11
0 15 6 9 2 6   Boy of the Second Class   0 15 6 9 2 6

Seamen Gunners to receive 1d a day in the 2nd Class and 2d a day in the 1st Class in addition to all other pay of their Ratings

Divers to receive 1d a day in addition to all other pay of their Ratings

Men of these ratings * who have a complete set of tools, to receive 3d a day for Tool money, in addition to all other pay of their Ratings.

Men with these ratings † who have a complete set of Tools, to receive 2d a day for Tool Money in addition to all other pay of their Ratings

Seamen's Schoolmaster, Ship's Steward, Ship's Cook, Sick Berth Steward, Sick Berth Attendant, Servants, Musicians, Bandmen, Butchers, Barbers, Tailors, Ship Steward's Assistant, Cook's Mate, Kroomen, and Ship Steward's Boy, are not to be entered for continuous Service

[From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

Krooman \Kroo"man\ (kr[=oo]"man), n.; pl. {Kroomen} (-men).
One of a negro tribe of Liberia and the adjacent coast, whose
members are much employed on shipboard.] [Transcriber's Note]

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