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 Yeoman of the Powder Room 
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Was this rating still used during the Napoleonic Wars or was it already obsolete?

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susan wrote:
Was this rating still used during the Napoleonic Wars or was it already obsolete?


The rate was still in existence. He was one of the Gunner's assistants and was paid as a Gunner's Mate. First, Second and Third Rate Ships carried two Yoemen of the Powder Room. Fourth Rates and below were entitled to one.


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In the muster-books of HMS Albany, Sloop (1776-1782), the position is listed as "Gunner's Yeoman."

Of the six men holding the position, the first was promoted from Ab, then reduced back to Ab when the second man joined the ship. The second became the acting Gunner, then a Midshipman. The third was promoted from Ab, but drowned during the defense of Penobscot. The fourth was promoted from Ab, then promoted again to Gunner's Mate. The fifth was promoted from Ab, and then promoted to Midshipman. The final year of the Albany's service, the position was vacant.


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Thanks Peter and Downeast!

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