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Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Quillin, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Quillin

    Quillin New Member

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    hey, could somebody give me a list of the naval ranks (leutenant at sea, captain at sea, admiral.....) en who stood above who (and if possible what you could command => DD, CL, CA, BB, CV, Task force, follita?). thanks
     
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    For the US:
    Fleet Admiral - 5 stars (wartime only)
    Admiral - 4 stars
    Vice Admiral- 3 stars
    Rear Admiral (upper)- 2 stars
    Rear Admiral(lower) - 1 star
    Captain - eagle
    Commander - silver oak leaf
    Lt. Commander - gold oak leaf
    Lieutenant - 2 silver bars
    Lieutenant Junior grade - 1 silver bar
    Ensign - 1 gold bar

    Perhaps some with more Navy knowledge than I can state what thecommand.
    IIRC
    Fleet Admiral - Commands all naval forces - answers to CNO and Sec. Of Navy
    Admiral- might command a fleet or all naval forces in a particular theatre
    Vice Admiral - might command a fleet or a task force
    Rear Admiral - might command a task force
    Capt. - commands a ship
    Commander - commands smaller ships or executive officer
    Lt. Commander- might command a really small ship or be exec
    Lt.JG - In charge of a division in a ship (gunnery, engineering, etc) or may be assistant.
    Ensign- asistant to Division head or be in charge of a sub dept.

    This is from memory and various sources..others may have more specific info to add.
     
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    Canadian:

    Officers:

    Admiral..................................Commander Of CF
    Vice Admiral...........................Commander Of the Navy
    Rear Admiral..........................Senior Appointment Commander
    Commodore...........................Commander Of the Fleet
    Captain..................................Base Commader / Destroyer Commander
    Commander...........................Frigate/Tanker Commander/
    Lt. Commander.......................Coastal Ship Captain / XO of Frigate
    Lieutenant...............................Head Of Department
    Sub-Lieutenant........................Baby HOD
    Acting Sub-Lieutenant..............Trainee
    Naval Cadet............................Student

    Chief and POs

    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class.....Coxswain Of Ship Or Base
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class....Chief Of Department
    Petty Officer 1st Class..............Senior Tradesmen in Departments
    Petty Officer 2nd Class.............Supervisor Of Junior Rates

    Junior Rates

    Master Seaman........................Hands on supervisor
    Leading Seaman.......................Senior Working Rate
    Able Seaman............................Working Rate
    Ordinary Seaman......................Trainee/Working Rate

    There are also various other appointments that are additions to a members current rank

    This is also a link to the CDN Forces ranks and appointments: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/Community/ ... lagofficer
     

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