I got my accommodation and meals free (and the latter were excellent because I ate in the attached restaurant) but above that my pre-tax pay for a 66hour week was.50. Since 2001 it has been designated a four-star rank whenthe number of stars on the shoulder board was increased to four. Vice admirals and rear admirals fly a St George's cross with one or two red discs in the hoist, respectively. The problem of promoting strictly by seniority was well illustrated by the case of Provo Wallis who served (including time being carried on the books while still a child) for 96 years. Royal Navy officers, 1890s, a challenge that confronts all readers and writers of historic fiction is that at some stage money and its value, compared with that of today, will raise its head. The Story of the Sea edited by Q (the eminent critic Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) and with contributions from well-known political and other luminaries of the period. . Keeper of the Sea and Sea Ports he was succeeded by Sir, william de Leybourne, (the son of, sir Roger de Leybourne ). An Engineer note lack of formal title such as Lieutenant was on a range of 273 to 219, a Chief Engineer up to 401 and at the pinnacle of seniority and responsibility the Navys Chief Inspector of Machinery would receive 638. What you'll earn, officer Pay. Commanders, equivalent to Army Majors, earned 365 per annum and Lieutenants with seniority could reach the dizzy height of 225.