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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
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WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Bureau of Steam Engineering

By act of 5 July 1862, the Bureau of Steam Engineering was set up, receiving some of the duties of the former Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair. It became, by the Naval Appropriation Act of 4 June 1920, the Bureau of Engineering. In 1940 it combined with the Bureau of Construction and Repair and became the Bureau of Ships.

1.
1862-1869
EIC* Benjamin F. Isherwood
2.
1869-1873
EIC James W. King
3.
1873-1877
EIC William W. Wood
4.
1878-1883
COMMO William H. Shock
5.
1883-1887
COMMO Charles H. Loring
6.
1888-1903
RADM George W. Melville
7.
1903-1908
RADM Charles W. Rae
8.
1908-1908
RADM John K. Barton
9.
1909-1913
RADM Hutch I. Cone
10.
1913-1921
RADM Robert S. Griffin
11.
1921-1925
RADM John K. Robison
12.
1925-1928
RADM John Halligan Jr.
13.
1928-1931
RADM Harry E. Yarnell
14.
1931-1935
RADM Samuel M. Robinson
15.
1935-1939
RADM Harold G. Bowen
16.
1939-1940
RADM Samuel M. Robinson

Note: COMMO = Commodore, EIC = Engineer-in-Chief, RADM = Rear Admiral.


04 December 2006