HC Deb 12 March 1913 vol 50 cc250-1W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, under the new regulations, leading carpenters' crews can only be rated shipwrights under special circumstances; whether he is aware that many leading carpenters' crews have passed for the rating of shipwright over five years; and what is the highest rank that can be attained by the new joiner ratings?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. There is no promotion beyond joiner (petty officer rating) unless a man is transferred to shipwright.