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Offline jksdelver

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Court Martial Royal Navy
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 11:05 GMT (UK) »
What sort of offences in general would a Admiral (possibly Rear Admiral at the time)  hear a court martial in the 1890. Seems the chap I am interested in could have been in front of him. His service record indicates the offence he was charged and dismissed because of. The ship was in Australia  at the time and a newspaper names the admiral
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Re: Court Martial Royal Navy
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 March 19 11:56 GMT (UK) »
In the Royal Navy the Court Martial is the only mechanism for "investigating" the actions of a commissioned officer* as well as the means of trying Ratings for more serious offences against Naval Discipline. 

What rank was your person of interest?  By having an Admiral presiding it could indicate a serious offence &/or that the defendant was an officer of some seniority.
Plowman - Dorset
Gollop - Dorset
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Re: Court Martial Royal Navy
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 March 19 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your reply. He was more than likely a AB. And according to his record it was a serious offence. Possibly committed on board but not sure about that.

In the Royal Navy the Court Martial is the only mechanism for "investigating" the actions of a commissioned officer* as well as the means of trying Ratings for more serious offences against Naval Discipline. 

What rank was your person of interest?  By having an Admiral presiding it could indicate a serious offence &/or that the defendant was an officer of some seniority.
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