Inspector of Machinery (Royal Navy)

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The number of Inspectors of Machinery was increased from five to seven from 1 April, 1877.[1]

As of 1 April, 1900, an Inspector of Machinery of 8 years' service in that rank ranked with Captains of 3 years' seniority. An Inspector of Machinery with under 8 years' service as such ranked with Captains under 3 years' seniority.[2]

From 1 April, 1903, Inspectors of Machinery were styled Engineer Captain.[3]


  1. Order in Council of 30 April, 1877.
  2. Order in Council of 29 June, 1900.
  3. Order in Council of 28 March, 1903.