The Steam Department was a subsidiary of the Department of Admiralty established on 19 April, 1837. It was superintended by Comptroller of the Steam Machinery and Packet Department.. Additionally the comptroller as head of the Packet Department (established January, 1837) also oversaw the Packet Service. In 1846 it was renamed the Department of the Comptroller of the Steam Machinery, which in turn became the Department of the Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy in 1860.
Head of Department
Comptroller of the Steam Machinery and Packet Department
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