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at Greenwich. Mrs. Gregory, (widow of the clerk's-assistant,) appointed as store matron of Haslar Hospital, and her son admitted into the upper school at Greenwich. Mrs. Davey, (widow of the ship's cook,) appointed as a nurse in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich.

The Trinity Board have also kindly placed the names of all the children of the warrant-officers and seamen on a pension of four shillings a month each, until they shall attain the respective ages, girls of fourteen years,—boys of twelve years; and the payment of a sum to each of their children at a future period, when of a proper age to receive it.

W. M. Burton, Lieut.-Col, R.M. and Chairman. Caroline E. Parker. S. Rideout,

Commander, R.N. Eliza Robe. F. L. Mouchet,

Store Rec., Woohdch Yard. Charlotte Lang. Jos. Pinhorn.

J. Breaks, Hon. Sec

The foregoing is a substantial proof that the widows and children of those who fall in the service of their country are not forgotten. Much as these unfortunate persons are indebted to the individuals of the committee, who cheerfully devoted time as well as means in their behalf, their gratitude is no less due to Captain P. Hornby, Rn., C.b., the superintendant of Woolwich dockyard, who originated the subscription, and consigned it to the care of the committee. In fact, the sympathizing attention paid to the wants of the sufferers, as well as the judgment with which relief has been administered from the fund committed to their care, reflect the highest credit on all who have partaken in iU management. Truly may they look back hereafter on the results of their exertions with satisfaction, and leave others to interpret them in the memorable words, "Go and do thou likewise."

Baltic Navigation.

Hull, May 2ith, 1S41. Sir.—I quite agree with my friend Mexicano, with regard to his excellent remarks on the Navigation of the Baltic. One omission I think he has made in your number for April; if I am in error you must excuse me, for I have not the number by me, having sent it to my brother at Dantzic, and that is that there is now a fine schooner-rigged floating-light painted red, with a white cross, the same as their flag, moored on the Lille Ground at the entrance of the Grounds. It is an excellent mark in the night for running or turning, as you may anchor on either side of her. One pilot boat remains on board, giving the ships with contrary winds equal to two hours. The light is removed on the 21st December, and replaced early in the spring. It is expected that six more buoys will be laid in the Grounds this spring. I was informed by one of the most intelligent pilots, that he was summoned to appear before the Commission,—the king being present. The king mentioned twenty-one buoys,—the pilot answered, but your Majesty how are we to live if twenty-one buoys are laid down: and thus the matter rests.

I strongly recommended to the pilot that the buoys should be laid down, and the government to pay the pilots the difference between what they actually received and the average for seven years.

The Russian government intend publishing a new chart of their waters, and any information shall be forwarded by your obedient, servant.

A Subscriber.

The floating-light on the London Chest is placed as soon as the other lights are lit; it shews three lights, one above the top and the others suspended at the yard arms.

[Our correspondent urges upon us the necessity of floating-lights being placed on the Knobben, in the Cattegat, and off Falsterbo reef, stating that he has seen "numbers of ships on both those reefs." We have already expressed our opinion on the great advantage that would be derived to navigation by these two measures; indeed it must be perfectly evident, how desirable such safeguards to shipping must be, when that navigation is open ; and they should take their stations for the summer months along with the other light vessels.—Ed.]

Biographical Memoirs.

Admiral Sir Laurence William Halsted, Q.c.b , was son of the late Captain Halsted, R.n., had a numerous family, ten of whom are living, seven daughters and three sons; the sons are in the service of the East India Company. The gallant deceased, when lieutenant in the Canopus first distinguished himself in Lord Rodney's action with the Count de Grasse, in 1782, and from his return to this country in the winter of the same year until 1791 saw but little service, when he was appointed to the Atalanta sloop, in the East Indies. In 1794 he was removed to the Hector, 73 guns, under the command of Rear admiral Sir George Montague, and subsequently was appointed to the command of the Venus, of 32 guns, which formed part of the squadron of Rear admiral Harvey in the North Sea. While commanding the Phcenix in 1796, he captured, aftera gallant action, the Dutch frigate Argo, of 36 guns, and was favourably mentioned in Lord Duncan's despatches to the Admiralty, lor his gallantry on that occasion. In 1800 he was actively employed in the blockade of Cadiz, under the command of Sir Richard Bickerton, and duriDg his service in the Mediterranean commanded a squadron of frigates, and succeeded in capturing La Canere, a French frigate of 40 guns, and the Success, of 28 guns; and completely destroyed La Bravoure, a French frigate of 46 guns. He was subsequently, in 1807, selected by Sir Charles Cotton, then commander in chief of the Lisbon station, to serve as a captain of the fleet under his orders, and he was destined to perform the important and arduous duties of that appointment with credit to himself and satisfaction to the home government. He returned to England with Sir Charles Cotton in the Hibernia, in 1808. The deceased admiral was also a participator in the glory of Sir Richard Strachan's victory, and for his eminent services on that occasion was rewarded with a medal. He was in the receipt of a good service pension of J6300 a year, being the senior flag officer enjoying that liberal allowance, and had an honorary reward from the Patriotic fund. His commission was dated as follows.—lieutenant, Dec. 8th, 1781; commander, Nov. 22d, 1790; captain, May 31st, 1791; rear admiral, July 31st, 1810; vice admiral, June 4th, 1814 ; and admiral, July 22d, 1830. In consideration of his brilliant services, her Majesty was pleased to nominate the gallant admiral a O.c.b., Feb. 24th, 1837.

Rbar Admiral Sir Samuel Mottley, retired as rear admiral on half pay in 1837, after a service of within a few days of 70 years, having entered the navy the

16th of June, 1771, being then at a very early age. His commission was dated lieutenant, May 30th, 1782; commander. April 29th, 1799; captain, April 29th, 1802; retired rear admiral, Jan. 10th, 1837,

Commander E. Southcott, R.n. At the time of the mutiny on board H.M.S. Uermione, was master of that ship, but sick in his cabin ; and on the entreaties of his black servant, together with his services being required to navigate the ship, his life was spared. After being compelled to do that office, and after getting into Porto Cabello, the mutineers would have put him to death, but ere they could succeed in their design, the Spaniards got on board, and under their protection his life was pre- ■ served. On his return to England he was made a lieutenant. Capt. Southcott for many years has zealously laboured in the cause of education, more particularly dedicating his usefulness to a Bethel chapel and school for the children of sea-faring people, and with such success, that in shillings and coppers he has collected and applied nearly j63,000 for this purpose; and as an agent to a Naval and Military Bible Society, he has distributed twelve thousand copies of the scriptures, besides a host of tracts and prayer-books, among the seamen and soldiers who have shipped at Portsmouth.

Captain H. Weir, C,b., commanded the Ferret gun-brig, beat off, after a gallant action, two French brigs-of-war of 16 guns each, in 1805, and was captured in her in the river Ems, after a gallant resistance, in 1807; was promoted from the Alban for a gallant action with a Danish flotilla, and posted from the Calypso, for his gallantry in an attack upon a Danish squadron on the coast of Norway, in 1812. He was in his 6Gth year. His commission was dated, lieutenant, 12th May, 1794; commander, 28th June, 1810; and captain, 22nd July, 1812.

Mr. John Cook, late master of the convict ship at Portsmouth; was a practical Christian, and of him it might be truly said he went about doing good: he was a veteran who had seen much service during the late war, seven times was he wounded, thrice was he shipwrecked, and upwards of a hundred times engaged with the enemy—he was a boarding officer under Sir E. Hamilton at the capturing of the Hermione frigate after the mutiny in that vessel.

Errata And Corrections In Rater's Practice Of Navigation. ( Continued from p. 63.)

Page 25. No. 97, to tables 58 and 59, add 50 and 57.

— 32, No. 107, alter BN. to BK.

— 41, No. 141, (3) alter adjoining to joining.

— 48, No. 170, line 5, for compass, read compass needle.

— 209, line 7, alter 52 to 64.

— 225, No. 701, (2) alter 63 to 65.

— 235, Note, alter Barckhardt to Burckhardt.

— 229, line 1, alter 698 to 697.

— 308, line 18, alter the number 443 to 442 in both places.

— 314, line 25, alter © 27° 18' to ) 27° 18'.

In The Tables,—page 93, col. (27) for Hogolen read Hogoleu.
Page 166, alter the index of the log. tan. 9-993398, from 9 to 8.

— 228, alter 83 to 85 in the columns lh. 29m., Ih. 30m., and lh. 31m. -*- 241, at 61°, insert the decimal point between 9 and 41.

In the page of corrections and additions, it is stated that error is purposely retained in the diff. long, between Bombay and Mangalore; this is wrong, the diff. long, of these two places is rightly given in table 8; the confusion has arisen from the circumstance that the flagstaff at Mangalore has been shifted. The long, of Bombay being, doubtless, in error, there must le a discrepancy in the positions which depend partly on this, and partly on other places, but we cannot on the present occasion enter further into the point.

Admiralty Orders.

Admiralty, 20th May, 1S41. The Lords CommitRionera ofthe Admirnlty having earned a revision to be made of the prices at which Slop Clothing la issued to the crews of Her Majesty'm ships, and Lavintf In consequence determined that an alteration shall take place in the prices at which such Clothing shall be issued In future; Instead of those directed bv Circular No, 83, you are Immediately on the receipt of this Order, (which fa to be noted In the Log Book) to cause a Survey to be held before any farther issues are made, upon the articles of t*lop Clothing remaining In charge of the Parser, for the purpose of shewing the quantity and value thereof, the Purser taking care to credit or charge himself in his Slop Account with the difference in value between the old and new prices. And Slops are thenceforward to be issued at the prices now fixed.

A copy of the Report of Survey of remaining Slopa U to be sent to the Comptroller of Victualling.

By Command of their Ixirrishlps,

R. MORE O'FEHKALL, To all Captains, &c.

Marks of Distinction, 1st class, each

Ditto 2d class, each

Wrappers, each

Cases, each

Types for marking Seamen's Clothing, per set Ink Bottles


Blue Cloth Jackets, each

• — Trousers, per pair

Wonted White Knitted Jackets, each ■ Blue Wove ditto

White ditto


Shirts, each Shoes, per pair Hair Bedi, each

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Ditto, No, 2

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■ In tbe piece and materials (or Jackets,

No. i', per yard

in the piece and materials for Trousers

No. 2. per yard
Duck In the piece and materials, per yard
Flannel in the piece and materials, per yard
Worsted White knitted Jackets each

— Blue ditto

—*■ - ■ White wove ditto Blue ditto

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Blue baize in the piece and materials, per yard_
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Promotions And Appointments.

(From the Naval and Military Gazette.)


Captain—E. Belcher, P. J. Blake, W. Warren, H. Eyres.

Commanders— G. Goldsmith, H. Kellett, R. B. Watson, J. Hay, J. E. Bingham, J. P. Bower, B, J. Sulivan.

Lieutenants—J. Daly, J. Hancock, C. B. Jeffrys, R. Edwards, A. Vyner, G. C. Fowler, W. G. Luard, W. F. Robinson, J. Borlase, R. R. Western, E. M. Lyons.

Royal Marines—Capt. S. B. Ellis recommended for Brevet rank of Major in the Army.

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Admiralty, 25th Mav, 1841. With reference to the Circular Order No. 63, toe Lords CnmmUsiuners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct, that the following shall in future be the standard for Boys to be received into Her Majesty's navy ,—vis.

1st Class—If from 17 to 18 years of age, not less than S feet 3 inches in height.

From 19 years of age and upwards, not less than 6 feet 4 Inches.

2nd Class—Not to be entered under 14 yean of ago, 4 feet 10 inches in height, and 96 lbs, weight.

By Command of their l,or<Uhips,


To all Commanders, &c.

Admiralty, Stb June, 1841. The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having observed that Mates, when promoted to the rank of Lieutenants, continue to negoclate the Tickets for their services as Mates, in the same manner as when they wer Petty Officers, under the 13th clause, Act. 11, Geo. IV., Cap. 20, although that clause sanctions the negoelation of the Ticket* of Petty Officers and Seamen only, are pleased to direct, that as Mates are now Warrant Officers under the authority of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 10th of August last, they shall discontinue the prac • tke of negotiating their Tickets on being promoted. By Command of their Lorilshlpa,


The Good Service Pension of .£300 per annum, has been bestowed on that highly distinguished officer,Sir J. Rowley, Burt. Ocb., wen., Admiral of the Blue.


Commanders - W. W. Chambers (act) to Pelorus. A. Morrell (1828) to Calcutta. W. Louis (1838) to command Stromboli. R. Byron (1836) to command Champion, J, P. D. Larcom (1829) to command Scout.

Lieutenants—J. P. Roepel (1814) to command Raven. J. Fitzjames (1838), C. S. Norman (1840), and W. Butler (1840) supernumeries, and E. Bullen, to CornwaUis. E. H. Kenny (1829) to Dublin from Excellent. R. O'Brian (1838) Belleisle, v. W. Need (1838) to Monarch. J. A. Wright (1813) to command Skylark. A. C. May, (1811) confirmed in command Skipjack. C. J. Walton (1840) to Princess Charlotte. Z. Andrews (1838) to Vernon, v. Sinclair. J. Clavell (1838) to Dublin as Fag-Lieutenant to Rear-admiral Thomas. E. R Power (1839) to Excellent. C. Starmer to Pelican, v. Hay sick.

Mates—S, H. Derriman (1835) T. E. Sanders, W. H. Mowbray, and R. Hall

(1839) to Dublin. C. J. Austen (1840) and H. F. N. Rolfe (1838) to Excellent. H. J.Giles(1831)toCoJedonia. E.Hill

(1840) to Herald from Indus. C. Snell toQueen. M. Burrows, (1839) to Excellent. G. H. Hodgson to (1838) to CornwaUis.

Second-mastbrs—J. Whiting to Calcutta. J. M. Willis to Fair Rosamond.

Puhsers—J. W. Nicholls (1837) to bo secretary to Admiral Sir E. Codrington, O.c.b., G.cm.g., commander-in-chief at Portsmouth. T. Woodward (183*) to Daphne from Wasp.

Midshipmen—W. F. Lapidge, T. D. Sulivan, B. S. Pickard,and — Biackett, D'Aeth to Queen. H. F. Elliot to Dublin. A. Radelifte to Bittern

Vol. 1st Class—E. F. H. Holme to Dublin. W. F. Congreve to Bittern. H. B. B. Bennett and S. Wolridge to Dublin.

Master's-assistant—G. S. Hodges to Victory. G. Goman to Fernon.

AssisTANT-Surgeons—H. D. Shea, (1832) to Naval Hospital at Cape of Good Hope. J. Niven (act.) to Acorn. J. Wilmott and T. Wallice to Caledonia. F. M. Rayner to Queen. W. B. Fegan to Vernon. W. J. Gruggen to Haslar Hospital.

Chaplains—H. Salvin (1823) to the Living of Alston. J. Wilmot to Caledonia. P. Somerville (1836) to Edinburgh. R. Wilson (1834) to Dublin. S. Slight to Winchester.

Naval Instructors—W. Whitmarsh to Vernon. M. P. Sambell to Calcutta. Clerk—J. Martin (assist.) to Dublin. G. Shambler to Cornuiottu. C. J. Martin (assist.) to ditto. J. Retallick and J. J. Rutter supernumeries to ditto for service of ships in India.

Coast-guard—Lieutenants R. Connor (1807) and A. Bolton (1825) to be Chief Officers.

Movements And Stations Of Her Majesty's Navt.


Acorn, 16, Coin. J.Adams, 17th June sailed for Cost of Africa.

Bei.lerofhon, 80, Capt. C. J. Austen 25th May, arrived at Portsmouth, 5th June paid off.

Cornwallis, 72, Capt. P. Richards, lOtn June moved into the Sound.

Dee, (st. v.) Com. J Sherer, 15th May arrived at Woolwich.

Edinburgh, 72, Capt. W. Henderson, 14th June arrived at Portsmouth.

Electra, 16, Com. E. R. P. Mainwaring, 12th June arrived at Portsmouth, from the Pacific.

Jaseur, 16, Com. F. M. Boultbee, 23 May, arrived at Plymouth from Gibraltar, 24th moved into harbour.

Nautilus, 10, Lieut. Com. G. Beaufoy, 4th June paid off at Portsmouth.

Nightingale, Lieut. W. Southey, 24 May arrived at Portsmouth.

Pelican, 15, Com. C. G. E. Napier, 28th May left Portsmouth for Lisbon.

Reindeer, 6, Lieut. P. Bisson, 26th
May left Portsmouth for Gibraltar.

Savage, 10, Lieut. J. H. Bowker, 25th
May arrived at Plymouth from Bristol.

Spitfire, (st. v.) returned to Woolwich from Portsmouth.

At PortsmouthInharbour—Queen, Victory, Dublin, Excellent, Bittern, Alban, Royal George.

At Spithead—Monarch, Indus, Edinburgh, Vernon, Electra, Fair Rosamond.

At PlymouthIn harbour—Caledonia, San Josef, Champion, Savage, Carron.—In the sound—Impregnable, Implacable, Cornwallis, Belleisle, Jaseur.


Andromache, 26, Capt. R. L. Baynes Cb., 16th March sailed from Cape for Western Coast.

Bonetta, Lieut. F. W. Austen, 13th May arr. at Tenerife.

C Astor, 36, Capt. E. Collier, 21st May left Malta for Syracuse.

Cyclops, 19th, May left Malta for Corfu.

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