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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.

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Published: Thu Jun 23 11:24:13 EDT 2016