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Paymaster, Royal Navy, circa 1851-1855

Caption: Paymaster, Royal Navy, circa 1851-1855

As well as the officers of the 'Military' branch who fought and sailed its ships, the Royal Navy included specialist officers including paymasters, doctors and engineers. This mid-19th century painting (in the collection of the Musée d'Argenteuil, Carillon, Quebec) shows a Royal Navy paymaster who served on HMS Victory from 1851 to 1855.