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The rank of Fleet Engineer was established by Order in Council in 1886, to be held by officers with 8 years' seniority as Staff Engineer and Chief Engineer. It ranked with Commanders of the Military Branch. In 1903 it was renamed Engineer Commander.
- Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (24 August 2013). "Fleet Engineer (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 10 November 2019.