Engineer Rear-Admiral

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Engineer Rear-Admiral
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Country United Kingdom
Service branchRN Engineering Branch
AbbreviationEng RAdm
Formation1903-1905
Next higher rankEngineer-in-Chief
Next lower rankEngineer Captain

A Engineer Rear-Admiral was a commissioned rank in the British Royal Navy Engineering Branch first established in 1903. It replaced the earlier rank of Chief Inspector of Machinery. [1]

History

This rank was introduced in 1903 replacing the earlier rank of Chief Inspector of Machinery. An Engineer Rear-Admiral ranked above an Engineer Captain but below an Engineer-in-Chief that was equivalent to a Vice-Admiral.[2] In 1905 it was replaced by the rank of Rear-Admiral (E).[3]

Footnotes

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