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   Nautical Standard And Steam Navigation Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1846, London, Middlesex                                STEAM NAYIGATON L NOVEMBER WITH PRICE NOTICE TO THE NAUTICAL AND STEAM NAVIGATION may be had at Catherine A report having reached ws from a distinguished quarter that the NAUTICAL STANDARD was started under the auspices of the gentlemen of the late School of Naval and to run down the Surveyor of the the Proprietors bey most unreservedly to contradict desirous of receiving the NAUTICAL STANDARD are respectfully that it is forwarded by the morning mails and the earliest posts to all parts of the on payment of per 13s half a and a year or IF PAID IN Post Office orders are to be madepayable to THOMAS and all other communications are to be addressed to the at the Rutland Nis as are particularly rerommended to THE OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL Those officers who are on Foreign as well as hose who are on the Home will without further have their papers punctually forwarded to them from this their address being regulated by the information obtained for the columns of the NAUTICAL as to Ships Stations at home and ADDRESS TO THE OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL In the early part of the present which is now on its THE NAUTICAL STANDARD teas by parties intimately connected with the Royal Navy and the Steam Navigation an experi which the Proprietors will not think fairly tried till every branch of Her Majestys Naval Service is acquainted with its as a medium of commu nication upon all professional and of advocacy m support of the just claims of old and meritorious and the Service in upon the attention of the The with much state that without their having had recourse to continuous adver tisements in the columns of or even taken an office in a public THE NAUTICAL STANDARD AND STEAM NAVIGATION GAZETTE has beeen privately recommended from one Officer to another as the best naval paper pub till it has in the Royal Navy a steady circulation which ensures for it increased popu larity and future which few papers can boast in the first year of Its chief supporters are among Officers on full who have liberally met the object of the as giving correct and exclude information upon all points connected with the1 Foreign Intelligence on Naval Promotions and the Move ments of ships in and every matter of importance to the While to this of all ranks of the actually serving Navy of the the proprietors offer their sincere they at the same time refer to their having been so received as the Organ of the Active and more fortunate body of British Naval to induce the larger body of fhe Retired and Half Pay Lists of the Royal Navy to accept their It will and a glance at the back numbers can that it has already the object of THE NAUTICAL STANDARD to urge upon the Country the claims of its old Naval who fought the battles of England at a time when every man was so expected to and so readily did his that energetic and heroic deeds ceased to be remarkable a when one gallant action so rapidly succeeded that from the impossibility of rewarding hundreds were left It is to these officers of the but abundant Half pay that the Proprietors of the NAUTICAL STANDARD offer the advocacy of their to press upon Government the necessity of granting a liberal retirement to old who no longer wish to be actively and to give employment and a chance of promotion to officers on whose claims upon the country are founded upon services per formed while in the Junior branches of the By becoming subscribers to the NAUTICAL Retired and Halfpay Officers of the Royal Navy will whose letters of thanks are in the possession of the Proprietors but for trifling receive every Saturday an actual Navy List of the ships in their movements cor rected up to the moment of going to press from un doubted authority promotions and de rived from exclusive sources original leading and scientific and otherwise professional upon every subject of interest to the Service complete record of the progress of Steam Navigation and Ship building in with all the news of the The Proprietors confidently refer to the back numbet s of their to prove by what has been that some reliance may be placed in their promise of future when they assure their subscribers that they will continue to deserve the proud distinction which so many of their friends have awarded of having established in the NAUTICAL an honest and consistent organ of the Royal as well as the only exclusively and truly Nautical Newspaper of this great Maritime STEAM NAVIGATION NOVEMBER THE NAVAL THE Naval which forms a conspicuous feature in our paper of this is only a source of congratulation to those whom it immediately con names in among the fortunate To the Service it is no boon to the Service it gives promises We mean not to deny that very many meritorious officers have been promoted it would be amidst so long a drawn from so gallant and scientific a if the major part of those promoted had not won their honours and sincerely do we may they wear them long but without making invidious the Service need not be informed that in all its in all its I of the bomb and after being fourtctn has been at work and the old and neglected officer will point his finger at the name of many a fortunate junior and bitterly What has this man done But though we will not lend ourselves to damp the pleasure of a single officer in Tuesdays by pointing him out as having had his merits seen through the magnifying lens of family or personal else never would he have appeared we consider it our duty to show how different is treatment experienced by the and it with the present naval While the one honours the old serving the other neglects The institution of rank by brevet has certainly shared the fate of many a benefit intended for the most and in a turned from its not taking into consideration an officers services in all but only in that rank in which ifoe brevet finds him still the unfair working of O this system of reward oldwdKcer is generosity compared with his general treat ment in the Let us for the list of Commanders promoted on the present occa The from 1794 down to are as though they never had and bled for their one is Commanders of and are made as their party happens to be or they have private friends to explain their services but in the latter Commander GILBERT is passed one of the senior Commanders at present in charge of the meal vessels on the coast of the next promoted is Commander HENRY How it maybe said by those who know little of such Commander GILBERT cannot have service claims to back his present Let us Commander Gilbert entered the Navy in with the present Admiral Sir in and continued to serve with him until that ship was paid at the peace of 1802 during which time he was at the taking of the French and in several boat and cutting out At the com mencement of 1803 he joined the under the command of the late Sir and continued serving with him in several until his in During his services with that he was employed at the bom bardment of the Boulogne in and afterwards at the battle of Was then promoted into the Admirals as and served with him at the aud in Egypt he was also employed in the which rescued Captain Blackwood and three boats full of the Ajaxs when that ship was unfortu nately He afterwards served in the with the who commanded in the Bay of and besides the arduous employment of boat he brought out an American ship from under a battery of 40 and assisted in destroying two others while in possession of the After the siege of he served as First Lieutenant of the Grampus and in the China lor three On his return to he and was appointed as an extra Lieutenant to the Captain Mait and was at the bombardment of Algiers commanded the fireboat fitted out by that and was wounded during the He was afterwards appointed First Lieutenant of the and remained in that situation until paid in Was promoted to the rank of Commander in In was appointed to the command   

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