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Encyclopedia > Admiral of the Fleet

Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. The rank is typically held by the senior most Admiral of an entire naval service. Admiral of the Fleet can trace its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title was typically granted to a nobleman who was appointed by a monarch to raise and command a navy for a specific campaign. Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (Lord of the bay). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state, whose titles and ascent are often inherited, not earned, and who represents a larger monarchical system which has established rules and customs regarding succession, duties, and powers. ...


Some nations consider the rank of Admiral of the Fleet and Fleet Admiral to be synonymous. An even higher position, that of Admiral of the Navy, may also be bestowed by certain naval services. A Fleet Admiral is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a Fleet or, in some cases, a group of Fleets. ... Look up Synonym on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Synonyms (in ancient Greek syn συν = plus and onoma όνομα = name) are different words with similar or identical meanings and are interchangable. ... Admiral of the Navy is a senior-most rank of a naval service, with its origins in the Middle Ages. ...


The following are present and historical nations which have used the rank Admiral of the Fleet:


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USN WW2 ADMIRALS (3387 words)
Admiral Spruance held command of the Pacific Fleet in late 1945 and early 1946.
From 1934 to 1937, Rear Admiral Stark was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance.
Admiral Stark's diplomatic talents were much in evidence as he built and maintained close relations with British civilian and Naval leaders, and with the leaders of other Allied powers.
Fleet admiral - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (352 words)
Terran Starfleet epaulet insignia (admiral and fleet admiral)
Fleet admiral is a military rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations.
In Starfleet, fleet admiral exists as a separate rank, but has also been used as a title awarded and referring to officers wearing insignia of vice admiral or admiral, such as Fleet Admiral Shanthi.
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