Chief Inspector of Machinery

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Chief Inspector of Machinery
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Country United Kingdom
Service branchRN Engineering Branch
AbbreviationCIM
Formation1866-1903
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankInspector of Machinery
Equivalent ranksRear-Admiral

A Chief Inspector of Machinery was a commissioned rank in the British Royal Navy Engineering Branch established in 1866. Prior to 1903 this was the highest rank in the engineering branch they ranked above and Inspector of Machinery.[1]

History

The rank was introduced as Chief Inspector of Machinery Afloat in July, 1866. Before 1900 it's equivalent Military Branch rank was Captain with over 3 years service in that post. In April 1903 the rank was replaced by the new rank of Engineer Rear-Admiral.[2]

References

  1. Wilson, R.N., Commander Alastair (22 July 2009). "The Royal Navy in 1905". www.kiplingsociety.co.uk. The Kipling Society. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. Wilson, R.N., Commander Alastair (22 July 2009). "The Royal Navy in 1905". www.kiplingsociety.co.uk. The Kipling Society. Retrieved 20 July 2019.