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The Queens Regulations and the Admiralty Instructions - 1861


CHAPTER V.

RELATIVE RANK OF THE OFFICERS OF THE NAVY AND ARMY.

1.

The relative rank of the Officers of the Navy and Army, is as follows:-

 Military Branch.To rank with
1.Admirals of the FleetField-Marshals, according to date of Commission.
2.AdmiralsGenerals, according to date of Commission.
3.Vice-AdmiralsLieutenant-Generals, according to date of Commission.
4.Rear-AdmiralsMajor-Generals, according to date of Commission.
5.Captains of the FleetBrigadier-Generals, according to date of Commission.
6.Commodores, 1st and 2nd ClassDo., according to date of Commission.
7.Captains, over 3 yearsColonels, according to date of Commission.
8.Captains, under 3 yearsLieutenant-Colonels, according to date of Commission.
9.CommandersLieutenant-Colonels, but junior of that rank.
10.Masters of the FleetDo.
11.Lieutenants, above 8 years' standingMajors, but junior of that rank.
12.Masters, above 8 years' standingDo.
13.Lieutenants, under 8 years' standingCaptains, according to date of Commission or Order.
14.Masters, under 8 years' standingDo., according to date of Commission or Order.
15.Sub-LieutenantsLieutenants, according to date of Commission or Order.
16.Second-MastersDo., according to date of Commission or Order.
17.MidshipmenEnsigns, according to date of Commission or Order.
18.Masters' Assistants above 17 years of age and 2 years' service at sea in Navy or Merchant serviceDo., according to date of Commission or Order.
 
 Civil Branch.To rank with
1.Inspectors-General of Hospitals and Fleets, after 3 years' service on full-pay as suchMajor-Generals, according to the date of the completion of the service stated.
2.Do. under 3 years' do.Brigadier-Generals, according to date of Commission.
3.Secretaries to Admirals of the FleetColonels, according to date of Commission.
4.Paymasters-in-chiefDo.
5.Deputy-Inspectors-General of Hospitals and Fleets, after 5 years' service on full-pay as suchColonels, according to the date of the completion of the service stated.
6.Inspectors of Machinery afloat, after 8 years' service on full-pay as suchDo.
7.Secretaries to Commanders in-chiefLieutenant-Colonels, according to time served as Secretaries to Commanders-in-chief.
8.Deputy Inspectors-General of Hospitals and Fleets, under 5 years' service on full pay as suchLieutenant-Colonels, according to date of Commission.
9.Inspectors of Machinery afloat, under 8 years' service, on full-pay as suchDo.
10.Staff-SurgeonsLieutenant-Colonels, but junior of that rank.
11.Paymasters, of and above 15 years' seniorityDo.
12.Chief-Engineers, Do.Do.
13.Secretaries to Junior Flag Officers, Commodores of the 1st Class, or Captains of the FleetMajors, according to date of Commission.
14.Surgeons*Majors, but junior of that rank.
15.Paymasters of 8 years' and under 15 years' seniorityMajors, but junior of that rank.
16.Chief Engineers, Do. Do.Do.
17.Secretaries to Commodores 2nd ClassCaptains, according to date of Commission.
18.Paymasters, under 8 years seniorityDo.
19.Chief Engineers, Do.Do.
20.Naval InstructorsDo.
21.Assistant-Surgeons, after 6 years' service on full-pay as suchCaptains, according to the date of the completion of the service stated
22.Assistant Surgeons, under 6 years' service on full-pay as suchLieutenants, according to date of Commission or Order
23.Assistant Paymasters
24.Engineers
25.Assistant EngineersEnsign, according to seniority in their ranks.
26.Clerks
* Surgeons promoted to that rank prior to the 28th March, 1861, are to rank with Majors according to date of Commission.

2.

Nothing contained in these Regulations is to give a claim to any Officer of the Navy to assume command of Her Majesty's Land Forces on shore, nor to any Officer of the Army to assume command of any of Her Majesty's, Squadrons or Ships, or of any of the Officers or Men thereunto belonging, unless under special authority from the Government in England for any particular Service. But when Officers of the Navy are employed on shore, on joint service with Her Majesty's Land Forces, their relative rank shall carry with it all precedence and advantages attaching to the rank with which it corresponds (except command as aforesaid), and shall regulate the choice of quarters, rates of lodging money, servants, forage, fuel, and light, or allowances in their stead.


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