Position of and Accommodation for Assistant Surgeons, R.N.


16 July 1855

My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty direct that the Circular No. 65 dated 17 Jul 1850, be cancelled, and the following regulations be established in lieu thereof :-

  1. Assistant Surgeons are to rank with mates, according to the dates of their respective commissions, and will take relative rank with Lieutenants and Assistant Surgeons in the Army.
  2. Assistant Surgeons serving in ships commanded by captains or commanders are to mess with wardroom officers ; and those serving in vessels commanded by lieutenants or masters are to mess in the gunroom with the other officers.
  3. Cabins are to be assigned to assistant surgeons when ever the service will admit.
  4. These regulations are to take effect from the receipt of this circular order.

By Command of Their Lordships

R. Osborne

To all Commanders-in-Chief, Captains etc.

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