Engineer Vice-Admiral

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Engineer Vice-Admiral
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Eng VAdm Shoulder Board
Country United Kingdom
Service branchRN Engineering Branch
AbbreviationEng VAdm
Formation1903-1905
Next lower rankEngineer Rear-Admiral

A Engineer Vice-Admiral was a commissioned flag 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 Engineer-in-Chief. An Engineer Vice-Admiral ranked above an Engineer Rear-Admiral and was equivalent to a Vice-Admiral in the military branch.[2] In 1905 it was replaced by the rank of Vice-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.