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Midshipman, a young gentleman who, having been a cadet, is in the further process of training to become a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy. His next step in promotion is to the rank of sub-lieutenant. He receives pay at the rate of Is. 9d. a day, and is nominated by an order, not by a commission or warrant. To qualify for promotion he must, in addition to having passed his examinations, be 19 years of age and have completed five years' service.