Department of the Engineer-in-Chief

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Department of the Engineer-in-Chief
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Department overview
Formed1869
Dissolved1964
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersAdmiralty Building
Whitehall
London
Department executive
Parent DepartmentDepartment of Admiralty

The Department of the Engineer-in-Chief also known as the Engineer-in-Chief's Department was an Admiralty Department established on 1869 following a renaming of the Department of the Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy. It was first superintended by Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy from 1869 to 1887 when that office holders title was altered to Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet.[1]

This department and it's senior staff controlled and directed the Royal Navy's Engineering Branch.

History

The Department of the Engineer-in-Chief was a subsidiary of the Department of Admiralty established on 1869 following a renaming of the Department of the Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy. It was first superintended by Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy from 1869 to 1887 when that office holders title was altered to Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet. This department and it's senior staff controlled and directed the Royal Navy's Engineering Branch.

Head of Department

Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy (1869-1887)

Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet (1887-1964)

Deputy Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet (1899-1936)

References

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (1860). The Navy List. London, England.: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 200.