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Encyclopedia > Admiral of the Navy

Admiral of the Navy is a senior-most rank of a naval service, with its origins in the Middle Ages. A United States Admiral of the Navy is considered the equivalent of a six-star rank. In the British Royal Navy, the rank is known as Admiral of the Fleet. 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. ... In the United States Navy, Admiral of the Navy is traditionally considered the equivalent of a six-star Admiral. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ...


Some navies use the term Admiral of the Navy as a title bestowed upon a Fleet Admiral or other senior Naval official. During the Second World War, the German Kriegsmarine referred to the senior most Grand Admiral as an Admiral of the Navy, known in German as the Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine. 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. ... Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ... German Grand Admiral Sleeve Insignia Grand Admiral Shoulder Insignia In the German Navy the rank of Grand Admiral (Großadmiral) was considered the highest Naval rank. ...


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Biography - Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, USN (4181 words)
Appointed Admiral of the Navy by President McKinley and confirmed by Congress, 2 March 1889.
The flag will be displayed at half-mast at all navy yards and stations, and on board all ships in commission until after the funeral shall have taken place, and 19 minute guns will fire at noon on the day of the funeral from each navy yard and from the senior ship present afloat.
Admiral Dewey entered the naval service of the country as an acting midshipman from the first congressional district of Vermont on 23 September 1854: was graduated from the Naval Academy as midshipman 11 June 1858; served throughout the war of 1861-1865; and 30 years later had risen to the rank of commodore.
Admiral - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (1037 words)
Admirals, also known generally as flag officers, were typically responsible for a high level military command at battle group or fleet level, and/or for administrative and political duties relating to naval operations.
Thus, while it is known that an admiral was graded 'C-1' and regarded as equivalent to a general in the chain of command, it may be that this definition in fact extended to all New Republic flag officers.
Also, the lack of categorical references to full Admirals in the navies of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic cannot be countermanded by appeal to real-world standards: as the evolution of flag ranks in the United States Navy shows, scenarios are possible in which only part of the usual hierarchy of Admirals' ranks is used.
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