Fleet Engineer

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Fleet Engineer
Country United Kingdom
Service branchRN Engineering Branch
Next higher rankInspector of Machinery
Next lower rankStaff Engineer
Equivalent ranksCommander

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.[1]


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (24 August 2013). "Fleet Engineer (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 10 November 2019.