Observations and Instructions

Particular Orders to the Officers Respectivily.

8. - Orders to the Mates and Midshipmen.

The general orders of the ship are to be always most scrupulously obeyed, and the mates and midshipmen are required to have a watch-bill about them, and a list of the people stationed under their orders. It will, on no account, be forgiven, should they quit the deck, during their watch, without being regularly relieved. The first lieutenant will, when in harbour, if the service permits it, regulate them in such a manner as to consult their accommodation.

When ordered on duty, in a boat, to take care of the crew, they must recollect that the people are individually under their charge, and that no circumstances can warrant a breach of this important service.

The good conduct of the mates and midshipmen will never be overlooked, and every degree of attention and indulgence will be regulated by it, which, it is hoped, will operate as inducements to them to do their duty with becoming spirit and activity; and, when they are below, that the conduct themselves with such respect and decorum towards each other, as shall insure them a superior degree of consequence in the eyes of the ship's company. [p 47]

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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