3 MARCH 1866, Page 3

The ancient gtade of Master in the Navy is, it

seems, to be :suffered to die out. The Admiralty are so wearied by the Masters' -complaints about rank that they have decided to appoint only Lieutenants, who can rise like other officers. The change will be :advantageous, if some system is introduced under which a seaman -can rise to be an officer, but if not, not. The British Navy is in that respect the most unjust service in existence.