Department of the Comptroller of the Steam Machinery

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The Department of the Comptroller of the Steam Machinery [1],was a subsidiary of the Department of Admiralty established on 1846 following a renaming of the Steam Department. It was superintended by Comptroller of the Steam Machinery.[2] In 1850 it was renamed as the Steam Branch.

Head of Department

Comptroller of the Steam Machinery

  1. Captain Alexander Ellice, 1846-1850.[3][4]

Chief Engineer and Inspector of Steam Machinery

  1. Thomas Lloyd, 1847-1850.[5]


  1. Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton (1850). "African Squadron". British Museum Commission: Catalogue of Printed Books. London, England.: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. p. 244.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (1848). The Navy List. London, England.: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 236.
  3. Peter, Davis. "Biography of Alexander Ellice R.N." Zeist, Netherlands.: P. Davis. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  4. O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). A Naval Biographical Dictionary, Ellice, Alexander. London, England.: John Murray. p. 331.
  5. Smith, Edgar C. (2013). A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering. Cambridge, England.: Cambridge University Press. p. 341. ISBN 978-1-107-67293-2.