Its bollocks Tommo I never knew anyone who registered as "T" meaning T Total. You had a choice to go "G" grog T or you were UA under age.
If you didn't drink it you traded with it.
I don't think the pigs were keen on us having it but that was more jealousy than owt else.
You're right on that Bob, but only up to a point. Catching the boat up would entail "medical stoppage". Being naughty and on No 11s (later 9s) would automatically mean stoppage of tot. At the table you could receive X days stoppage of tot as a punishment. I had 14 days stoppage of leave and tot when I came off shore a wee bit merry in Jamaica, but I was still "G". Ratings opting to go "T" received 3d per day in lieu, "G" ratings under stoppage didn't receive anything. There were other punishments that automatically led to stoppage too.
T stood for Temp or Temporance and not Total. 3d per day for broken periods otherwise Â£1.1s.0d per quarter in the days when pay ledgers ran for a quarter. Those over 20 serving in non RN establishments were also comp T as they couldn't get a tot.