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Kings Regulations & Admiralty Instructions - 1913 - Appendix
Stokers & Mechanicians.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations / Legend.

    s. d.  
18. Mechanician (C.S.)
[26, 43 49e, 54, 55, 75, 84.]
4 6 E.P. 12 ; B. : M.G. ; W.S.A.
 

After 3 years' service as such*

5

0 E.P.

 
 

After 6 years' service as such*

5

6 E.P.

 
 

After 9 years service as such*

6

0 E.P.

 
 

After 12 years' service as such*

6

6 E.P.

 

[ * Including the period of Acting time allowed to reckon †)

Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Commodore of the Depôt for men serving in Ships and Establishments under the Commander-in-Chief of a home Port. Commander-in-Chief in other cases.
  2. Must undergo a two years' course of training in the Mechanical Training Establishment, and be a Stoker Petty Officer of two years' service (acting and confirmed) at sea, must be under the age of 28, and possess a normal vision, at the time of commencement of qualifying course under the same conditions as for Stokers on entry. If necessary will be required to re-engage before commencing the course.
  3. Skill in workmanship as well as a written examination in the subjects taught.
  4. Board of officers appointed by the Admiralty.
  5. Stoker, First Class. 1. Candidates for Mechanician, provisionally selected and rated Acting

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
26. Chief Stoker (C.S.)
[18, 43, 49e, 54, 55, 75, 84.]
3 10 E.P. 12 ; B. ; M.G. ; W.S.A.
  After 3 years’ service in the rating 4 4 E.P.  
  After 6 years’ service in the rating 4 10 E.P.  
  After 9 years’ service in the rating 5 4 E.P.  
  After 12 years’ service in the rating 5 10 E.P.  
  May count time as Mechanician towards increase of pay.
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. See footnote a to No. 8 - Chief Petty Officer (N.S.).
  2. Two years' service as Stoker Petty Officer. After completing such service must pass a qualifying examination (including ability to take charge of a Stokehold when steaming) before an Engineer Captain or the Engineer Officer of the Flagship when no Engineer Captain is borne on the Station, but may pass provisionally before the Engineer Officer of the Ship in which he is serving ; and the fact of his having done so is to be noted on his Certificate and on the Ship's Ledger. Stoker Petty Officers who obtain the Stokehold Certificate qualifying them for increased rate of pay after three years' service are to be regarded as having passed in that subject for Chief Stoker.
  3. Knowledge of duties, and of Arts. 351 and 514 of Steam Manual, also use of various parts of machinery and boilers. Fitness for rating generally.
  4. See under (B).
  5. Stoker First Class.
  6. To be rated Acting for one year, at the end of which, if his conduct, &c. have been satisfactory, he may be confirmed by the Captain.
  7. 728, 835, 852, 1476, 1938.

NOTE a.-Vacancies for Chief Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman of Signals, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist. and Chief Stoker due to death, desertion, or other cause of final discharge from the Service, i.e., those vacancies which involve the reduction of a Chief Petty Officer in the total numbers borne in the Royal Navy, are to be filled by the Commanding Officer of the Ship or Establishment in which the vacancy; occurs, provided that a suitable candidate qualified for advancement is serving on board. If there is no one available in the Ship or Establishment the Commander-in-Chief or Senior Officer is to select a candidate from the Fleet or Squadron under his command. If no suitable qualified man is available from this source, application is to be made for the vacancy to be filled from the Port to which the Ship is attached for manning purposes.

Invaliding or other Station vacancies for Chief Petty Officer and Chief Yeoman of Signals only, are to be filled in the same way on all Foreign Stations except. the Mediterranean. In the case of all other invaliding or Station vacancies, men may be appointed to carry on the duties of C.P.O., but. instead of receiving an Acting Rating they are to be given difference of pay under Art. 1432.

Promotions to Chief Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman of Signals, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, and Chief Stoker to complete Port Division numbers are made by the Commodore of the Depot from a roster of men recommended for advancement. Candidates for Chief Petty Officer, Chief Yeoman, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, or Chief Stoker are not to be put on this roster until they have the required qualifying service, notwithstanding that Yeomen may have previously passed the prescribed examinations for Chief Yeoman. The roster is to be kept complete by Return S. 507. Promotion is made by seniority tempered by selection, irrespective of non-substantive qualifications. In special cases of meritorious service, promotion may be made in excess of the numbers allowed, the promotion being absorbed in the next vacancy. Men promoted in Port Division vacancies when serving abroad are to be sent home by first opportunity.

Signal ratings who, prior to the enforcement of these regulations, have passed the examination for Signal Boatswain or Signal Instructor, are to be considered as having passed for Chief Yeoman under the new conditions.


 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
43. Stoker Petty Officer
[18, 26, 49e, 54, 55, 75; 84]
3 2 E.P. 10 ; 11. ; M.G, ‡ : W.S.A.
  After 3 years as such - See F 3 4 E.P.
  After 6 years as such - See F 3 6 E.P.
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. In the case of Mechanician candidates 12 months' service as Acting Stoker Petty Officer ; in other cases, 12 months' service as Stoker Petty Officer,. Second Class (O.S.), or in the confirmed rating of Leading Stoker. Must possess ¾ normal vision.
  3. and
  4. Fitness for rating ; if not in possession of the Educational Certificate granted to Men who have successfully undergone three months' mechanical training course, must pass Petty Officers' educational test (Arts. 380 and Appendix X, Part XVII.), and an examination by the Engineer Officer to test ability to write up the engine-room register, and to understand ordinary printed instructions on technical matters. The examination in these subjects is to be conducted orally. (Note.- Stoker Petty Officers 2nd Class who are recommended and can read and write fairly, and Leading Stokers who qualified for the rating of Leading Stoker, 1st or 2nd Class, or Stoker Petty Officer prior to 31st December 1907, maybe advanced in vacancies without passing the educational test. Advancements made under this rule are to be specially distinguished in the Ledger.)
  5. Stoker, First Class.
  6. Acting Leading Stokers, under 25½ years of age, and possessing ¾ normal vision, who attain necessary standard at Leading Stokers' Mechanical Training Course and are considered suitable to qualify for Mechanicians, may be rated Acting Stoker Petty Officer by the Inspecting Captain. Mechanical Training Establishments. If found to be competent and their general conduct is satisfactory, they are to be confirmed after 12 months' service in the acting rating, provided they declare their intention of qualifying and serving as Mechanicians if finally selected for the qualifying course. If not considered fit for confirmation, or in the event of their being unwilling to undergo the Mechanician Course, they are to revert to Leading Stokers instead of being confirmed as Stoker Petty Officers, and a notation of the cause of reversion is to be made on the Service Certificate and in the " Remarks column " of the Ledger. (See No. 18, Mechanician.) No increment of pay is to be granted to Stoker Petty Officers who have not passed for Chief Stoker, or who have not during their service as Stoker Petty Officer been examined and found qualified to take charge of a stokehold, when steaming. This examination is to be held by the Engineer Officer of the ship, a notation of the date of passing being inserted on the man's history sheet and in the " Remarks" column of the Ship's Ledger.
  7. 728, 835, 1476.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
49e. Stoker Petty Officer, 2nd, Class (O.S.) [18, 26, 43. 49e, 54, 55, 75, 84.] 2 7 E. P. 7 : M.G. ‡ ; W.S.A.
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Stoker, 1st Class.
  2. Rating to die out.
  3. 728, 776-777, 835, 1424.

§§ Rating of Second Class Petty Officer, actual or relative to die out with present holders.


 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  

54.

Leading Stoker
[18, 26, 43, 49e, 55, 75, 84]

2

8 E. P.

7 ; B. ; M.G. ‡ ; W.S.A.

 

After 3 years’ service in rating

2

10 E.P.

Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Commodore, R.N. Barracks.
  2. and
  3. Before being confirmed in rating must have served 3 years from date of being rated Stoker, 1st Class, and have subsequently undergone the prescribed Mechanical Training Course, and qualified at the examination held on its conclusion.
  4. Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments and Staff.
  5. Stoker, 1st Class.
  6. As a temporary measure selected Stokers, 1st Class, with 2 years' service as such, who hold the non-substantive rating of Stoker Mechanic, or who, without holding the Stoker Mechanic rating, have gained the elementary knowledge of one of the approved trades (see No. 55, Acting Leading Stoker), and who are recommended for Leading Stoker, may be put through the three months' course in the Mechanical Training Establishments and be rated Leading Stoker if they qualify.
  7. 378, 728, 835, 1476.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  

55.

Acting Leading Stoker
[18, 26, 43, 49e, 54, 75, 84]

2

8

7 ; B.; M.G. ; W.S.A,

Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Two years' service as Stoker 1st Class, and must not be within two years of completing first period of service ; preference to be given, so far as possible, to men holding the non-substantive rating of Stoker Mechanic until that rating dies out ; must have undergone successfully the "Auxiliary Machinery " course (see F, No. 75).
  3. and
  4. must be selected by the Engineer Officer as giving good promise of the qualities necessary in a Petty Officer and showing the most intelligent knowledge of their general duties ; must have a knowledge of, and be able to work simple examples the first four rules of Arithmetic, do simple sums in money involving addition and subtraction only, and be able to read and write fairly; must show a fair knowledge of one of the following trades:-
  5. Fitter and Turner, Boilermaker and Smith, Coppersmith, Moulder.

  6. Stoker 1st Class.
  7. Facilities are to be given to any promising candidate to obtain the necessary knowledge of one of the trades and also to improve his education by attending school. The following rules are to be observed with respect to granting the rating :-
    1. It is only to be granted in a sea-going ship and is not to be given until nine mouths have elapsed since the date of commissioning or completion of that ship, except as provided in paragraph below.
    2. The numbers of Acting Leading Stokers to be rated are to be regulated by the complements laid down from time to time for each ship; which are not to be exceeded except as provided its paragraph (e) below.
    3. Acting Leading Stokers are to be retained in Ships in commission with full crews until paying off, when they are to be discharged to their Depôts with a view to their being sent to the Mechanical Training Establishments at the first opportunity to undergo the three months' course for confirmation.
    4. Acting Leading Stokers serving in Ships of the Home Fleet are to be withdrawn for the three months' course when the Nucleus Crew turns over or when the ship completes to full complement, but no Acting Leading Stoker is to be withdrawn from a ship temporarily completed.
    5. In addition to the number of Acting Loading Stokers authorised in the complement, a selection is to be made of a further number of Stokers 1st Class who are to be put through the course for Acting Leading Stoker on board ship and rated Acting Leading Stoker on the ship paying off or turning over, as the case may be, when they are to be discharged to go through the three months' course. This additional number is fixed at 5 per cent. of the total number of Acting Leading Stokers and Stokers allowed.
    6. The length of service of the men chosen for the training and the rating should be such that at the time of paying off or turning over they will be eligible for the three months' course in the Mechanical Training Establishments, viz., have completed three years as Acting Leading Stoker and Stoker 1st Class combined.
    Acting Leading Stokers, whose conduct or ability is unsatisfactory or who fail to qualify at the conclusion of the three months' course; are to revert to Stoker 1st Class.
  8. (G) 378, 728, 835, 1476.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
75. Stoker, 1st Class
[18, 26, 43. 49e, 54, 55, 84]
2 1 E.P. 4 ; B.; M.G. ‡; C.C.; W.S.A.
1 10 (See F.)
1 9 *
After 6 years" man’s service

2

4 E.P.
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 19 : as a general rule must have served as Stoker Second Class for 12 months, but men who display special ability may be rated earlier ; general fitness for rating; must have a fair knowledge of Rifle Exercises.
  3. Efficiency as a fireman when boiler is working at full power; ability to attend and lubricate a bearing; knowledge of the names and uses of the principal tools in ordinary use in the Engine Room Department ; an intelligent use of the more simple ones, e.g.., spanner, hammer, and chisel, file, screw-driver; ability to plait gasket for packing; fair knowledge of the Stokers' Manual.
  4. Engineer Officer.
  5. Cannot be disrated for punishment.
  6. The rate of 1s. 10d. a day is payable to Special Service Stokers. 1st Class, only. As soon as possible in the commission the Engineer Officer is to select the most intelligent and promising of the Stokers, 1st Class, and put them through a course of attending in turn all classes of auxiliary machinery in the Ship. This is to be done without the formation of regular classes of instruction or dislocating the ordinary duties of the Ship. From men so trained a further selection is to be made for rating of Acting Leading Stokers (see No. 55). A return showing the names of the men who have satisfactorily undergone the auxiliary machinery course, during the previous six months, and of those under training, is to be rendered to the Commander-in-Chief on the completion of each six months after the date of commissioning. A notation (auxiliary watch certificate) of all men woo have undergone this course satisfactorily is to be made on their history sheets and also in the Engine-Room Register.
  7. 402, 835, 1476.

 

1.-
Order of Rank and Command. ¶
Continuous Service: (C.S.)=obligatory
† = not permitted ;
optional in other ratings

2.-
Wages per day:-
Non-C.S. rates marked. * E.P.
(see Art. 1435)

3.-
Prize Shares; Badges : Medal and Gratuity ; Classed for Conduct ; W.S.A. ;
Non-Substantive Ratings.
Abbreviations.

    s. d.  
84. Stoker 2nd Class
[18, 26, 43, 49e, 51, 55, 75]
1 8 4 ; B. see (F); C.C. ; W.S.A.
1 5 *  
Legend (Column 4)
  1. Authority to give Rating.
  2. Age. previous service and other qualifications required.
  3. Nature of examination.
  4. Examining Officers.
  5. Lowest Rating to which may he disrated or reduced for punishment, see Art. 776.
  6. Remarks.
  7. Related Articles.

  1. Captain.
  2. Over 18. A desirable man for the Service.
  3. Fitness for the rating ; must read and write fairly.
  4. The Executive Officer.
  5. Cannot be disrated for punishment.
  6. Height anal chest measurement are subject to variation according to directions from the Admiralty. May wear Badges if on rejoining from Badge Ratings or on entering from the Marines they are already in possession of Badges. See Part II. (Special Service System).
  7. 402, 743, 835, 1476.

¶ Ratings in italics are not to assume military command.

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