Assistant Engineer (Royal Navy)

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Assistant Engineer was a commissioned rank in the Engineer Branch of the Royal Navy from 1877 to 1903.


From 1 April, 1877, the ranks of Assistant Engineer of the First and Second Class were merged into one class, styled Assistant Engineer. After four years' service they were allowed to pass for the rank of Engineer and after five years' service were to be eligible for promotion. They were to rank with but after Sub-Lieutenants.[1]

The rank of Assistant Engineer was re-styled Engineer Sub-Lieutenant from 1 April, 1903.[2]


  1. Order in Council of 30 April, 1877.
  2. Order in Council of 28 March, 1903.