Engineer in Chief Sleeve 1900 to 1903
|Service branch||RN Engineering Branch|
|Next lower rank||Chief Inspector of Machinery|
The rank was first established in 1897 following changes in the rank structure within the Engineering Branch, a Chief Inspector of Machinery with more than 8 years service was to be given a new title of Engineer-in-Chief equated to a Military Branch Captain of more than 3 years service. The new rank of Chief Inspector of Machinery equated to a Captain but those with less than 3 years in the role. However this created an anomaly that would rectified on 1 April, 1900 when this rank was elevated as equivalent to a Rear-Admiral. In March 1903 the rank was elevated once again this time the title and equivalent executive branch role changed to Engineer Vice-Admiral.
- Wilson, R.N., Commander Alastair (22 July 2009). "The Royal Navy in 1905". www.kiplingsociety.co.uk. The Kipling Society. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- The Kipling Society