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TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 279. 1842. 577 . . . n e a rc a e e at a• 0CLXXIX—-J2 JH I t M 'amen: nd Snmm H, CHAP the navy8g;' the Ungg States. my if mgmm-8 m Aug' 3i' 1841 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem Zed, That the Secretary Engineers to Of the Navy shall appoint the requisite number of chief engineers and b,f°gP°i¤*°d by assistant engineers, not to exceed one chief engineer, two lirst assistant, Lf1h: °ff,t;;,¥ two second assistant and three third assistant engineers for each steam Number ul- Shlp of war, for the naval service of the United States, who shall be *°"°*· paid when in actual service as follows: To the chief engineer, fifteen hundred dollars per annum and one Pay in service, ration per day; to the first assistant engineer, nine hundred dollars per &°· annum and one ration per day; to the second assistant engineer, seven hundred dollars per annum and one ration per day ; to the third assistant engineer, five hundred dollars per annum and one ration per day; ' the chief engineer shall be entitled to mess in the ward room of ships of war, and in all eases of prize money he shall share as a lieutenant; the first assistant engineer shall share as a lieutenant of marines; the second assistant engineer shall share as a midshipman; the third assistant engineer shall share as the forward officers; but neither the chief nor the assistant engineers shall hold any other rank than as engineers. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy Fir¤¤¤¤¤ mi shall be authorized to enlist and employ the requisite number of firemen, ggtggggsn who shall receive, each, thirty dollars per month and one ration per day, 1847, Cb_ 4é, § L and the requisite number of coal—heavers, who shall receive, each, eighteen dollars per month, and one ration per day; and the said firemen and coal-heavers shall, in all cases of prize money, share as seamen. Sm:. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said chief engineer and Fw <>f€¤'{eiassistant engineers, when waiting orders, shall be paid as follows: To gfé’;:sw"°"g the chief engineer, twelve hundred dollars per annum; to the first as- ` sistant engineer, seven hundred dollars per annum; to the second assistant engineer, five hundred dollars per annum; to the third assistant engineer, three hundred and fifty dollars per annum. ` Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy E¤pi¤¤¤¤‘ in shall appoint a skilful and scientific engineer in chief, who shall receive Swim? b° °p‘ for his services the sum of three thousand dollars per annum, and shall perform such duties as the Secretary of the Navy shall require of him touching that branch of the service. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy Uniform and shall be authorized to prescribe a uniform for the said chief engineers ml" f°'*l$" and assistant engineers, and to make all necessary rules and regulations g°v°mm° ’ for the proper arrangement and government of the corps of engineers and assistant engineers, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws _ of the United States. The said engineers and assistant engineers shall be in all respects, subject to the laws, rules, and regulations of thi-2 naval isguhdom of service, in like manner with other officers of the service. the·navy. - Sec. G. And be it further enacted, That the said Ghiéf engineers Englnials Mw Shall [be] appointed by eommission, and the assistant engineers shall be °Pp°""_ '- appointed by warrant from the Secretary of the Navy, in such form as he may prescribe. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and Dt§P¤!¤ if ¤°¤l he is hereby, authorized to establish, at such places as he may deem ne- ““ °"'° ‘ cessary, suitable depots of coal, or other fuel, for the supply of steam ships of war. Approved, August 31, 1842. vm,. v.-va 2Y