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Royal Navy Pay and Conditions - 1860

Seamen Gunners' Pay and Pension


Circular No. 360

Admiralty 13 April 1859

As an additional inducement for the best and most intelligent Petty Officers and Able Seamen of the fleet to join the Gunnery Ships and to qualify themselves as Seamen Gunners ; My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct that the Extra Pay of Seamen Gunners be increased from this date as follows:, viz.:-

Extra Pay to Seamen Gunners of the 1st Class to be increased from 2d. to 4d. per diem.

Extra Pay to Seamen Gunners of the 2nd Class to be increased from 1d. to 2d. per diem.

They further direct that all men who after this date qualify themselves for Seamen Gunners shall be allowed to reckon (from the date of such qualification and whilst serving as Seamen Gunners or abroad as Acting Seamen Gunners, shall be allowed to reckon (from the date of such qualification, and whilst serving as Seamen Gunners or Acting Seamen Gunners), time in the proportion of six years for every five they have served towards a long service pension. Fractional parts to be allowed for broken time in the same proportion. The same advantage to be allowed from this date to Seamen Gunners or Acting Seamen Gunners now serving ; provided in the case of Acting Seamen Gunners that they are confirmed as Seamen Gunners on their return to England.

By Command of their Lordships
H Corby
To all Flag Officers Etc.

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