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From the Appendix of A Register of Ships, Employed in the Service of the Honorable the United East India Company, From the Year 1760 to 1810 (1811) by Charles Hardy, qualifications as of 1804:

REGULAR SHIPS

Commander:
• at least 25 years of age
• performed a voyage to and from India or China in the Company's regular service as chief or 2nd mate, OR commanded a ship in the extra service

Chief Mate:
• at least 23 years of age
• performed a voyage to and from India or China in the Company's service as 2nd or 3rd mate

Second Mate:
• at least 22 years of age
• performed a voyage to and from India or China in the Company's service as 3rd mate

Third Mate:
• at least 21 years of age
• performed two voyages to and from India or China in the Company's service

Fourth Mate:
• at least 20 years of age
• performed a voyage to and from India or China in the Company's service of not less than 20 months OR a shorter voyage to and from India or China in the Company's service plus one year of service in any other employ with satisfactory certificates from the Committee of Shipping

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