Queens Regulations & Admiralty Instructions 1861
Queens Regulations & Admiralty Instructions 1861

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The Queens Regulations and the Admiralty Instructions - 1861




Extra pay, at the rates specified, will be granted to the following Officers, Men, and Boys of Her Majesty's Ships in Commission, when employed as undermentioned by the special orders of a Commander-in-chief or senior Officer present, provided such orders shall express the work to be performed as an "Extra Duty":-

 Per diem each s.  d.Under what circumstances to be paid.
i.Lieutenants of the Navy, Captains of Marines, and Masters3  0When employed in navigating a Ship in the Reserve from one port to another, to commence the day following that on which they cease victualling on board their own Ship, and to end the day previous to that on which they return to their own Ship.
ii.Other Officers ranking with Lieutenants of the Navy, and Lieutenants of Marines, Surgeons, Paymasters, Assistant Surgeons, and other Wardroom Officers2  6
iii.Sub-Lieutenants, Second Masters, and other Officers with them2  0
iv.Warrant Officers1  6
v.Subordinate Officers1  6
vi.Chief and First-Class Petty-. Officers and Serjeants of Marines1  3
vii.Second Class Petty Officers, Corporals of Marines, Leading Seamen, Able Seamen, Stokers, Artificers (not being Petty Officers), Yeomen of Store-rooms, Second Captains of the Hold, and Artificers not being Petty Officers1  0
viii.Private Marines, Drummers, Ordinary Seamen, Second-Class Ordinary Seamen, and others of the Ship's Company0  9
ix.Boys0  3
x.Engineers6  0While employed repairing the Machinery or Boilers of Her Majesty's Steam Ships, other than the Ships to which they are attached themselves, either as part complement or as supernumeraries, unless borne for the special purpose of executing such repairs, in which case they are to be entitled to extra pay.
xi.Assistant Engineers, 1st Class5  0
xii.Assistant Engineers, 2nd Class4  0
xiii.Stokers and others employed as Mechanics1  6
xiv.Warrant Officers2 0While actually employed in lifting and laying down moorings, loading or unloading Ships, fitting out other ships of war, &c., or while employed in any heavy works in Dockyards or other Establishments; always provided that such employments do not appertain directly to the service of the Ship to which they themselves belong, or to the Tender or Tenders of such Ships; and, in particular cases, at the discretion of the Commander-in-chief or senior Officer, while employed to execute any heavy works on board any of Her Majesty's Ships, other than those to which they themselves belong.
xv.Chief and First-Class Petty Officers, and Sergeants of Marines, and others of equivalent ratings1  3
xvi.Second-Class Petty Officers, Corporals of Marines, Leading Seamen, Able Seamen, Stokers, Artificers (not being Petty Officers), Yeomen of store-rooms, Second Captains of the Hold, and others of equivalent ratings1  0
xvii.Private Marines, Drummers, Ordinary Seamen, and Second-Class Ordinary Seamen, and others of equivalent ratings0  9
xviii.Boys0  3
xix.Artificers (including all Men employed as such, whatever their ratings may be on the Ship's Books), viz.:- Carpenters, Sailmakers, Ropemakers, Caulkers, Blacksmiths, Coopers, Armourers, Shipwrights, Tinsmiths, Plumbers and Painters1 3While employed as such in the execution of any works on board any of Her Majesty's Ships, other than those to which they themselves belong: or in Dock-yards or other Establishments, provided such employment does not appertain directly to the service of their own ship, her Tenders or Boats.
 Per hour 
xx.Divers1  6While actually employed in Diving


It being part of the regular duty of the crews of the Steam and Sailing Reserve Guard Ships to perform various services in Ships belonging to the Reserve, or not yet Commissioned, and in the dockyards, such services are not to be regarded as Extra Duty, entitling to Extra Pay; but when such work involves extra wear and tear of Clothing, the following rates of Extra Pay are to be allowed to the persons so employed:-

 Per diem
To Warrant Officers (when employed specially with working parties,
and not on board the Ships to which they are properly attached)
To Working Petty Officers, Seamen, and others06
Also to Seamen in Coal Depots, when employed in coaling ships or
receiving coal

It is to be stated upon the Pay Lists on which such Extra Pay is paid, that the work performed was of such a nature as to entitle the working parties to be paid under the above regulation.

When persons belonging to Steam or Sailing Reserve Guard Ships are employed upon heavy work on board Ships in Commission, they are to be allowed Extra Pay only at the rates stated in this article, whether associated with other men or not; unless when employed considerably beyond the regulated working hours, in which case they are to be allowed Extra Pay at the rates authorized by Article 1. In all such cases the reason for their being paid at the higher rates is to be stated on the Pay Lists.


When Vessels not in commission are appropriated for special services, as in conveying machinery between the Ports or otherwise, the Officers and Men wholly lent and employed in such services are to receive Extra Pay at the rates specified in Article 1, for the first fourteen days only: after which, they are to be entitled to Extra Pay only when actually employed in loading and unloading machinery, or on such other work as would usually entitle the persons so lent to Extra Pay, if they formed part of the crews of other Sea-going Ships.


Masters of Home Guard Ships employed swinging Her Majesty's Ships for the adjustment of their Compasses, are to be paid for the same at the following rates:-

For each Line-of-Battle Ship and Frigate100
For each Sloop76
For each Smaller Vessel50


Officers, Petty Officers, Seamen, Marines, and Boys, employed by order of the Admiralty on special services, may be allowed such extra rates of Pay as the Admiralty, under the circumstances of each particular case, may be pleased to award.


Commanders-in-chief and senior Officers are not to order the employment of Officers and Men for the above specified extra rates of Pay, except in cases which may render it essentially necessary for the good of the public service to do so. These Regulations, therefore, do not warrant Extra Pay for common occasional services, as for assistance of boats to water a Ship, or to tow a Ship, or to take off stores, and such like temporary occurrences continually happening, but is meant to apply to cases where heavy work in dock-yards, of loading and unloading ships, or in fitting out other ships of war, &c., are required with particular expedition. It is, therefore, left to the discretion of the Commander-in-chief or senior Officer to decide, on the spot, how far the service required may, with reference to its urgency and continuance, or to any extra wear of Clothing likely to arise from its performance, render it proper to authorize such extra charge; and the reasons for so authorizing it must be specified in each order for Extra Pay.


In accordance with the foregoing Regulations, not only the nature of the work performed, but the grounds on which it has been authorized to be paid for as an Extra Duty, are invariably to be stated on the Pay Lists. These lists are to be made out in duplicate; one to accompany the Paymaster's Monthly Cash Account, the other to be retained by him, in case the original might be lost.


In all cases, separate Pay Lists are to be made out for persons belonging to different Ships, and the payments are to be made thereon by the Paymasters of the Ships to which the persons belong, and not by other Paymasters, or naval Accountants on shore, unless in exceptional circumstances, to be clearly explained on the Pay Lists.


When Working Parties are employed on mixed services at Foreign Yards, such as clearing Transports, &c., the expense incurred on each service should be distinguished as far as possible, stating the Names of the Vessels for which the service has been performed, in order that such expense may be recovered from the owners, when the vessel does not belong to the Royal Navy.


Kroomen and native Africans are not to be considered as entitled to Extra Pay, except in cases of bona fide skilled Artificers, on the West Coast of Africa, who may be paid 1s. per day Extra Pay, when employed in skilled labour under circumstances which would entitle Ships' Artificers to Extra Pay.

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