Previous pageTHE HOSPITAL CORPS
A Hospital Steward receives $66 and $77 per month; a hospital apprentice, first-class, receives $33 per month, and a hospital apprentice $22 per month. A hospital steward is in line for promotion to the position of pharmacist, at $1,500 to $2,400 per annum.CARPENTERS, PLUMBERS, PAINTERS, SHIPFITTERS, COPPERSMITHS
BLACKSMITHS AND BOILERMAKERS
Carpenters are divided into five classes: Chief carpenter's mate, at $55 and $77 per month; first-class, at $44; second-class, at $38.50; third-class, at $33, and shipwright at $27.50. The chief carpenter's mate is eligible to appointment as carpenter, a warrant rank, with pay ranging from $1,500 to $2,400 a year.STEWARDS, COOKS AND BAKERS
Plumbers receive $49.50 per month; painters, $44, $38.50 and $33; shipfitters, $60.50 and $44; coppersmiths, $60.50; blacksmiths, $55, and boilermakers, $71.50.
Commissary stewards are divided into two classes: Chief commissary steward and commissary steward, with pay at $77 and $66 per month respectively. Ships' cooks receive $60.50, $44, $33 and $27.50 per month. Bakers receive $49.50 and $38.50 per month.EXTRA PAY
There is also what is called the messman branch, which buys, cooks and serves the officers' food. The stewards in this branch receive $66, $55 and $38.50 per month; and cooks receive $55, $49.50 and $33 per month. If they are citizens of the United States, and hold certificates of qualification as steward or cook, they receive $5.50 a month additional while holding this certificate. The mess attendants or waiters (if citizens of the United States) receive $33, $27.50 and $22 per month.
In addition to the regular pay, as described above, the crew of a man-of-war has many opportunities to make extra money. For example: The 10 per cent. increase in pay provided
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