Observations and Instructions

Particular Orders to the Officers Respectivily.

7. - Order to the Purser.

The purser is always to have charge of the key of the steward-room; and, in his absence, to deliver it to the master. He is to cause the steward-room to be opened, for the purpose of serving [p 46] provisions, between the hours of seven and nine in the morning, and between six and eight in the evening. At all other times the door is to be locked, and no lights suffered to be in it; nor is an atom of any kind of provisions to be served, but by the express order of the commanding officer.

The purser is to be accountable for the candles being in the lanthorns designed for the quarters, before they are taken on deck at night.

The purser is to consider himself responsible for the regularity and cleanliness of the steward-room.

When any provisions are decayed, or in a state requisite to be surveyed, the purser is to make it known to the captain as soon as possible, that he may apply for an order to have it done.

The purser is to be very particular in providing a sufficient quantity of vegetables for the broth for the ship's company, when fresh beef is issued.

The purser is to deliver, at sea, a weekly report to the captain, of the expense of provisions, and the quantity of each particular species remaining.

No, slops, or tobacco, to be issued to any man, without an order from the lieutenant of his division.

Observations and instructions for the use of the commissioned, the junior and other officers of the Royal Navy, on all the material Points of Professional Duty. Including also, forms of general and particular orders for the better government and discipline of His Majesty's Ships: Together with a variety of new and useful tables; among which are, General Tables for Watching Ship's Companies in all Rates; &mdash. For shewing the Stations of the different Officers at Quarters; &mdash. For the General Appropriation of Men at Quarters, in Ships of every Class; &mdash. For Furling Sails; &mdash. Mooring and Unmooring; &mdash. Making and Shortening Sail; &mdash. Tacking Ship, &c. &c. With an Appendix; being a complete set of forms for watch, station, and quarter bills for ships of war. By a Captain in the Royal Navy.
P. Steel, London, 1804 (1st). 8vo, 17,5×9 cm, (2), iv, (2), 80 pp, 7 fold. plates.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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