Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1975.
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Third Class (Second Section) Clerks 1855-70
This grade was created in 1855 when the number of Clerks in the second section of the third class was fixed in principle at sixteen. (fn. 1) In fact there were considerable variations in the number serving in the following years. Between 1859 and 1862 there were usually eleven and between 1862 and 1866 nine Clerks in the grade. (fn. 2) In 1866 the number was fixed at thirteen. (fn. 3) In 1870 it was reduced to eleven. (fn. 4)
In 1855 the salary scale attached to the grade was £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £250. (fn. 5)