Fleet Engineer (Royal Navy)

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The rank of Fleet Engineer was established by Order in Council in 1886, to be held by officers with 8 years' seniority as Staff Engineer and Chief Engineer. It ranked with Commanders of the Military Branch.[1]

From 1 April, 1900, promotion to Fleet Engineer was modified with the abolition of the rank of Staff Engineer. Officers holding that rank on the Active and Retired Lists would retain it until promoted to the rank of Fleet Engineer:

The rank of Fleet Engineer to be granted to Officers now serving upon the attainment of eight years' seniority as Chief Engineer or as Staff Engineer and Chief Engineer combined. In the case of officers entered after 1st April, 1900, promotion to Fleet Engineer to be contingent not alone on the foregoing qualification by seniority, but also upon the recommendation of the Engineer-in-Chief.[2]

From 1 April, 1903, Fleet Engineers were styled Engineer Commanders.[3]

Footnotes

  1. Order in Council of 16 February, 1886.
  2. Order in Council of 29 June, 1900.
  3. Order in Council of 28 March, 1903.

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