FLEET CIRCULAR No. 41.—C.W.
Admiralty, 14th January, 1878.
RELATIVE RANK OF INSPECTORS AND DEPUTY INSPECTORS GENERAL OF HOSPITALS AND FLEETS.
Her Majesty having been pleased by Her Order in Council of 12th December 1877 to sanction an alteration in the relative rank of Inspectors and Deputy Inspectors General of Hospitals and Fleets, with the view of assimilating their position to that of Surgeons General and Deputy Surgeons General in Her Majesty's Army, my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty hereby give notice of the following regulation, which is to take effect from the date of the Order in Council:
Inspectors General of Hospitals and Fleets shall rank as Rear-Admirals, according to date of Commission, and all Deputy Inspectors General of Hospitals and Fleets shall rank as Captains of over three years' standing, according to date of Commission.
By Command of their Lordships,
To all Commanders-in-Chief, &c.