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 Boatman - Coast Guard 
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Some details from the Regulations (dated 13 Jun 1831) regarding the admission of Royal Navy sailors into the Coast Guard:

"The vacant situations of Boatmen will be filled up, from time to time, by Seamen, as Ships of War are paid off..."

The commanding officer of the ship would select a given number of men who were qualified to fill the vacancies. The following certificate would have to be filled out:

Certificate for a Candidate for the situation of Boatman.
"These are to certify that A.B. has served under my orders years. —[Here state also his former services.]—That he has been sober, attentive, and obedient to command, and is a healthy, active, and good Seaman, not more than 30 years of age, nor under 5ft. 5in. high, and is in all respects fit for the situation of Boatman in the Coast Guard Service; and I consider him as one of those best entitled to that reward, for good services, of any Seamen under my command who are fit for the Coast Guard and desirous to enter it."

At this time, Boatmen made 3s/day in England and Scotland; 2s 9.25d/day in Ireland.

From The Navy List (1834).

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