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victualling allowances

Postby ColinS » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:26 am

3/7/1874
New victualling allowances proclaimed for all Imperial ships of the Australia Station were communicated as follows:- Victualling Regulations. Admiralty Office, July 1 1874. The King, having been pleased, by his order in council of 23rd June, to establish a new and improved scale for victualling His Majesty's Navy, a copy thereof is subjoined. "There shall be allowed to every person serving in His Majesty's ships, the following daily quantities of provisions, viz. Bread................................. One pound.
Cocoa.................................One ounce.
Sugar..................................One and a half ounce.
Fresh meat.........................One pound.
Vegetables..........................Half pound.
Tea.....................................Quarter of an ounce.
"When fresh meat and vegetables are not issued, there shall be allowed in lieu thereof:- Salt beef.......................... Three quarter lb. and
Flour................................. Three quarter lb.
Alternately Salt pork........................... Three quarter lb. and
Pease................................ One half lb
"And weekly, whether fresh or salt meat is issued, oatmeal-- half pint;
vinegar-- half pint.
"On the days on which the flour is ordered to be issued, suet and raisins or currants, may be substituted for a portion of flour, at the following rate:- 1 lb. of raisins or, one half lb. of currants or, one half lb. of suet, considered equal to one lb. of flour"
"In case it should be found necessary to alter any of the above species of provisions and to issue other as their substitutes, it is to be observed that:- One quarter lb. of soft bread, or one lb. of rice, or one lb. of flour is to be considered equal to 1 lb. of biscuit.
1 pint of wine, or one quarter pint of spirits, is to be considered equal to a gallon of beer.
1 oz. of coffee, or one half oz. of tea, is to be considered equal to 1 oz. of cocoa.
1 lb. of rice, or 1 pint of calavances, or 1 pint of dholl, is to be considered equal to 1 pint of pease.
1 lb. of butter is to be considered equal to 1 lb. of sugar.
2 lbs. of cheese are to be considered equal to 1 lb. of cocoa.
One quarter lb. of onions, or of leeks, is to be considered equal to 1 lb. of other vegetables.
'By command of their Lordships, 'J. W. CROKER'
Enlisted April 1960 DEE April 1969 L/Ck R56992 Cerberus, Penguin, Quickmatch,Abatrossx2,Gascoyne,Kimbla, Kuttabul x3 (old,new & wardroom), Melbournex2 (ships company & admirals straff) Archer whilst in RANR.
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