§ 4. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty which Admirals of the Fleet are on active duty; and what emoluments and services are provided for those who are non-active.
§ Mr. Hay
There are nine Admirals of the Fleet, who are retired and on half pay. Whether they are really necessary is a difficult question to answer. They are individuals who have rendered distinguished service and therefore have the right to go on being called Admiral of the Fleet and to receive half pay.