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Written by Rachel G
(10/28/2008 7:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, #3 - Unemployed and broke?, penned by JanELT
Promotion to the ranks Commander or Captain bore no relationship to the numbers actually required by the Navy, and there was a considerable over-supply of officers in these ranks. Even in wartime it was quite common for Commanders and Captains who lacked influential friends to spend years waiting for a ship to command. They would be stuck on half pay, debarred from taking other employment, and with no opportunity to earn prize money. I've put a link below to a post I made earlier in the GR on this subject.
|LR was right - Wentworth's prospects.|
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