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20th Congress.] 

No. 382. 

[2d Session.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE RELATIVE RANK OF OFFICERS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY.

COMMUNICATED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, JANUARY 31, 1829.

The following is the relative rank between officers of the army and navy, as shown in the regulations for the government of the army, recommended by the Secretary of War, and adopted by Congress, viz: A captain of the navy, under five years, ranks with a lieutenant colonel. A captain of the navy, over five years, ranks with a colonel. A captain of the navy, over ten years, ranks with a brigadier general. A captain of the navy, over fifteen years, ranks with a major general. A master commandant ranks with a major.

Neither the pay nor the rations of a navy officer of any grade are affected by duration of service. A captain, if commanding a squadron, is, by law, entitled to $1,200 as pay, and $1,460 for rations; making $2,660 per annum; if not commanding a squadron, then his pay and rations amount to $1,930. A master commandant is allowed $1,176.25 per annum.

The following shows the amount of the pay, &c., of certain officers of the army, considering each as commanding a separate post.

Major general

$6,512 64

Brigadier general

4,422 48

Colonel

2,941 32

Lieutenant colonel

2,372 32

Major

2,106 32

Exhibit showing the relative pay, &c., of officers of the army, and the proposed pay, &c., of officers of thenavy, of assimilated rank, agreeably to the above scale.

Major
general.

Brigadier
general.

Colonel.

Lieutenant
colonel.

Major.

Army

$6,512 64

$4,422 48

$2,941 32

$2,372 32

$2,106 32

To be proposed as pay for the navy, exclusive of rations,
which are not to be drawn, except when officers are in actual service;
then they are to commence from the date of their orders for service,

3,000 00

2,700 00

2,400 00

2,200 00

1,800 00

Table showing the relative pay of certain officers of the navy, 1828.

Surgeons.

Fleet surgeons.

Surgeons' mates.

Lieutenants.

Master commandant.

Capt. of a ship of the line.

Com'g officer of a squadron.

Under 5 years.

Over 5 years.

Over 10 years.

Over 20 years.

Under 5 years.

Over 5 years.

Over 10 years.

Over 20 years.

Over 5 years.

Over 10 years.

$1,085

$1,327

$1,570

$1,690

$1,450

$1,875

$2,300

$2,420

$1,027

$1,270

$965,

$1,176

$1,930

$2,660

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From the above table the following results are deduced.

More
than a
lieutenant.

Less
than a
master
commandant.

More
than a
master
commandant.

Less than
the
commander
of a ship
of the line.

More than
the
commander
of a ship
of the line.

Less than
the
commanding
officer of
a squadron.

A surgeon under 5 years receives

$120 00

$91 25

A surgeon over 5 years receives

362 50

$151 25

A surgeon over 10 years receives

605 00

393 75

A surgeon over 20 years receives

725 00

513 75

$240 00

Fleet surgeon under 5 years receives

485 00

273 75

Fleet surgeon over 5 years receives

910 00

698 75

55 00

Fleet surgeon over 10 years receives

1,335 00

1,123 75

$370 00

Fleet surgeon over 20 years receives

1,455 00

1,243 75

490 00

$240 00

Surgeon's mate over 5 years receives

52 50

148 75

Surgeon's mate over 10 years receives

305 00

93 75