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Navy Enlisted Pay Chart 1893

On February 25, 1893, President Benjamin Harrison signed an Executive Order, distributed by the Secretary of the Navy via General Order No. 409, establishing the monthly pay for those enlisted in the United States Navy. In the order, "Chief" was officially applied to a select few ratings.

On March 13, 1893, the Navy Department informed the fleet, via U.S. Navy Regulation Circular No. 1, that the Navy's regulations will contain the classification of "Chief Petty Officer" effective April 1, 1893, thereby officially establishing the rank of Navy Chief Petty Officer.

Navy Department General Order 409

Navy Department
GENERAL ORDER
No. 409
WASHINGTON, February 25, 1893

The following Executive Order is published for the information and guidance of all persons concerned.

B.F. Tracy,
Secretary of the Navy

EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 1893
On and after the 1st day of April, 1893, the pay of the Petty Officers and other enlisted men of the Navy shall be as follows, but this order shall not reduce the pay or rating of any enlisted man during his present enlistment, below the rate or pay at which he was enlisted, or in which he is now serving, unless he shall be reduced in rating as provided by law or regulations:
RATING Month Pay RATING Month Pay
Chief Master-at-Arms$65.00 Painters$30.00
Chief Boatswains' Mates50.00 Carpenters' Mates, third class30.00
Chief Gunners' Mates50.00 Fireman, first class35.00
Chief Quartermasters50.00 Fireman, second class30.00
Master-at-Arms, first class40.00 Shipwrights25.00
Boatswains' Mates, first class40.00 Sailmakers25.00
Gunners' Mates, first class40.00 Coal Passers22.00
Quartermasters, first class40.00 Bandmasters52.00
Schoolmasters40.00 Yeoman60.00
Master-at-Arms, second class35.00 Apothecaries60.00
Boatswains' Mates, second class35.00 Writers, first class35.00
Gunners' Mates, second class35.00 First Musicians36.00
Quartermasters, second class35.00 Writers, second class30.00
Master-at-Arms, third class30.00 Writers, third class25.00
Coxswains (1)30.00 Musicians, first class32.00
Gunners' Mates, third class30.00 Musicians, second class30.00
Quartermasters, third class30.00 Buglers30.00
Seamen Gunners26.00 Baymen18.00
Seamen (2)24.00 Ships' Cooks, first class35.00
Apprentices, first class21.00 Ships' Cooks, second class30.00
Ordinary Seamen19.00 Ships' Cooks, third class25.00
Apprentices, second class15.00 Ships' Cooks, forth class20.00
Landsmen (3)16.00 Stewards to Commanders-in-Chief45.00
Apprentices, third class9.00 Stewards to Commandants45.00
Machinists70.00 Cabin Stewards37.00
Chief Carpenters' Mates50.00 Wardroom Stewards24.00
Boilermakers60.00 Steerage Stewards25.00
Coppersmiths50.00 Warrant Officers' Stewards24.00
Blacksmiths50.00 Cooks to the Commander-in-Chief45.00
Carpenters' Mates, first class40.00 Cooks to Commandants40.00
Plumbers and Fitters45.00 Cabin Cooks32.00
Water Tenders38.00 Wardroom Cooks32.00
Sailmakers' Mates40.00 Steerage Cooks22.00
Oilers36.00 Warrant Officers' Cooks20.00
Carpenters' Mates, second class35.00 Mess Attendants16.00
Printers35.00  

(1) Coxswains detailed as Coxswains of steam launches, or as Coxswains to Commanders-in-Chief shall receive five dollars per month in addition to their pay.
(2) Seamen in charge of Holds shall receive five dollars per month in addition to their pay.
(3) Landsmen assigned to duty as Jacks-of-the-Dust or as Lamplighters shall receive five dollars per month in addition to their pay.
Benjamin Harrison

U.S. Navy Regulation Circular No. 1 of 1893

U.S. Navy Regulation Circular No. 1
NAVY DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 13, 1893
The following classification of petty officers and enlisted men in the Navy, and of the noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates in the Marine Corps, is hereby adopted, to take effect on and after April 1, 1893:

CLASSIFICATION

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
SEAMAN BRANCHARTIFICER BRANCHSPECIAL BRANCHMARINES
Chief Master-at-Arms
Chief Boatswain's Mate
Chief Gunner's Mate
Chief Quartermaster
Machinist
Chief Carpenter's Mate
Yeoman
Apothecary
Sergeants Major
First Sergeants in charge of guard
PETTY OFFICER, FIRST CLASS
Master-at-Arms, first class
Boatswain's Mate, first class
Gunner's Mate, first class
Quartermaster, first class
Schoolmaster
Boilermakers
Carpenter
Blacksmith
Plumbers and Fitters
Sailmaker's Mate
Carpenter's Mate, first class
Water Tender
First Musician
Writers, first class
First Sergeant
PETTY OFFICER, SECOND CLASS
Master-at-Arms, second class
Boatswain's Mate, second class
Quartermaster, second class
Carpenter's Mate, second class
Printers
Oilers
Writers, second classSergeants
PETTY OFFICER, THIRD CLASS
Master-at-Arms, third class
Coxswain
Gunner's Mate, third class
Quartermaster, third class
Carpenter's Mate, third class
Painters
Writers, third classCorporals


1893 enlisted pay chart for active personnel of the United States Navy.

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