Engineer Captain (Royal Navy)
By Order in Council of 28 March, 1903, the rank of Inspector of Machinery was re-styled Engineer Captain. Engineer Captains over 8 years' seniority ranked with Captains over 3 years' seniority, and Engineer Captains under 8 years' seniority ranked with Captains under 3 years' seniority.
The qualification for Engineer Captain, as given in The King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for 1913, was:
278. Engineer Captain.—To qualify an officer for promotion to the rank of Engineer Captain he must have served as Engineer Commander or Engineer Lieutenant (Senior List), in one or more ships on full pay for five years, including two years' service in sea-going ships as Engineer Commander, or Engineer Lieutenant (Senior List), in charge of engines.
- Order in Council of 28 March, 1903.