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

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The Queens Regulations and the Admiralty Instructions - 1861




Officers entitled to travel at the public expense:-

i.Officers removed by order from one Ship to another, for the benefit of the Service only.
ii.Officers ordered on special service.


Officers not entitled to travel at the public expense:-

i.Officers removed from one Ship to another at their own request, or at the request of the Captain of either Ship, with the consent of the Officer so removed.
ii.Officers removed on account of misconduct.
iii.Officers and Subordinate Officers appointed to service from Half-Pay, from the shore, or from leave.
iv.Officers going on, or returning from, leave.
v.Sub-Lieutenants, Second Masters, Assistant Paymasters, and Subordinate Officers, when paid off, and appointed to Flag Ships at the Ports, to wait for re-appointment.
vi.Officers removed on promotion, or for their own benefit.


Allowances for Subsistence:-

In all cases where the journey and service of Officers travelling under the circumstances laid down in section 2, Article I, shall occupy twelve hours, the following allowances will be made to cover all charges for Subsistence and Lodging, provided the same shall have been actually incurred:-

12 Hours
for every
24 Hours.
£ s. d.£ s. d.
Captains0 12 01 0 0
Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels, Royal Marines
Masters of the Fleet
Inspectors and Deputy Inspectors-General of Hospitals and Fleets
Secretaries to Flag Officers
Inspectors of Machinery Afloat
Lieutenants0 7 60 10 0
Captains and Lieutenants, Royal Marines
Staff-Surgeons and Surgeons
Secretaries to Commodores, 2nd Class
Chief Engineers
Naval Instructors
Sub-Lieutenants0 6 00 7 6
Second Masters
Masters' Assistants
Naval Cadets
Assistant Surgeons
Assistant Paymasters
Assistant Clerks
Assistant Engineers
Gunners0 5 00 7 0


Allowances for Cab-hire, Porterage, extra Luggage, &c.

All Luggage beyond the amount allowed to passengers by the Railway Companies, to be sent by goods train, if possible: and an allowance proportioned to the distance travelled, will be granted, according to the following scale, which is to cover all charges for extra Luggage, Porterage, Waterage, and Cab-hire, provided the same shall have been actually incurred:-

Journey, by land, of and under 100 miles, 6s. Od.; and 2s. for every 50 miles above 100.

Where the journey is made entirely by sea, one-half the above rates will be allowed.


When an Officer has occasion to proceed from one place to another to join a Ship, or for any other purpose connected with the Service, he is, if entitled to travel at the public expense, to apply to the Commander-in-chief, or senior Officer present, for directions as to the route by which he is to proceed; and if he should depart from the directions given to him, he will not, unless he can furnish a satisfactory explanation, be allowed repayment of any of the expenses incurred.


When application is made to a Commander-in-chief or senior Officer for directions as to the route by which an Officer is to proceed, the said Commander-in-chief or senior Officer, having satisfied himself that the applicant is entitled to be conveyed at the public expense, and that there is no immediate likelihood of his obtaining a passage in a government vessel, is to furnish him with instructions in the Form given in the Appendix, taking care to select for the applicant the route that will entail the least expense on the public; and at the termination of his journey, or of the special service on which he may have been employed, the Officer is to forward his application for the repayment of expenses actually incurred, on the same Form.


Officers authorized to travel by Railway will be furnished with passes by the Commander-in-chief, or senior Officer, at the port from whence they are ordered to proceed.


Men and Boys, invalided, are to be furnished with Railway Passes to convey them to their homes, provided there should be no opportunity of sending them in Government vessels; and where there is no Railway, they are to be granted an allowance at the rate of one shilling and a-penny for every ten miles they may have to travel.


When necessary, Men and Boys proceeding on duty from or to their Ships may also be furnished with Railway Passes; but if they should have been absent without leave at the time when their Ships sailed from the Port, and it be necessary to send them on by rail, the value of the Railway Pass issued to them is to be charged against their wages on the books of the Ship to which they belong.

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