Named and/or shamed? Are some of your seamen so rank that they've lost it (their rank I mean)?
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I looked up disrating and found this from Hansard (The official record of the discussions of the House of Commons, UK Parliament) from 1909:http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1909/apr/02/royal-navy-disrating-petty-officers
HC Deb 02 April 1909 vol 3 c695W 695W
? Sir JOHN BENN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any decision has been arrived at with regard to the request that no chief petty or non-commissioned officer shall be disrated until tried and sentenced by a court-martial; and that such tribunal shall have upon it an officer possessing technical knowledge of the duties of the officer charged?
? Mr. McKENNA
A Departmental Committee recently recommended that no change should be made in the existing practice; and at a deputation which I received in July last I explained that I could not hold out any hope that the Admiralty would take any steps to reconsider their attitude in this matter.
Back to Royal Victoria Yard (Rate of Wages). LOOK! WAGES!
See below just for now - I'll shift wages to the right place tomorrow(oh no it IS tomorrow)
Forward to Repairs of War Vessels.
HC Deb 02 April 1909 vol 3 cc694-5W 694W
? Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the yard craftsmen are often called upon to work continuously from 12 to 16 hours per day, and that the scale of pay at the Royal Victoria Yard is 1s. 8d. per day for ordinary seamen, 2s. 2d. per day for A.B. seamen, and 2s. 5d. per day for stokers, with 1s. 6d. per day victualling allowance to each class of men; and whether he will concede to these men the London rate of wages for seamen, and overtime for all hours worked in excess of those worked by the workmen employed at the Royal Victoria Yard?
? Mr. McKENNA
The matter is receiving the immediate consideration of the Board.