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Encyclopedia > Admiral of the Navy (United States)
Insignia for Admiral of the Navy, worn by Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy has only been held by one person in US Navy history: George Dewey. In recognition of his victory at Manila Bay in 1898, Congress authorized a single officer to hold the rank of Admiral, and promoted Dewey to this rank in March 1899. By a Congressional Act of 24 March 1903, Dewey's rank was established as Admiral of the Navy, effective retroactive to March 1899. It was specified that this rank was senior to the four-star rank of Admiral and was equal to Admiral of the Fleet in the British Royal Navy. The rank lapsed with the death of Admiral Dewey on 16 January 1917. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 226 × 227 pixelsFull resolution (226 × 227 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/png) Insignia of rank of Admiral of the Navy George Dewey I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 226 × 227 pixelsFull resolution (226 × 227 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/png) Insignia of rank of Admiral of the Navy George Dewey I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy, best known for his victory (without the loss of a single life of his own forces due to combat; one man died of heatstroke) at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American... Combatants United States Spain Commanders George Dewey Patricio Montojo y Pasarón Strength 3 protected cruisers 2 gunboats 1 revenue cutter 2 supply vessels 2 protected cruisers 4 unprotected cruisers 1 gunboat Casualties 9 wounded, 1 dead 161 dead 210 wounded The Battle of Manila Bay took place on 1... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (84th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Royal Navy Insignia The flag of an Admiral of the Fleet is the Flag of the United Kingdom, and is in 1:2 rather than the 2:3 of other admirals flags. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


During the preparations for the invasion of Japan, a proposal was raised by the Navy Department to appoint Chester Nimitz to the rank of Admiral of the Navy and grant him an insignia as a six-star admiral. Proposals for the new six star rank included changing the title to Flag Admiral. The proposal, however, was dropped and the United States Navy has never officially appointed anyone to the rank of six star admiral. Because of this proposal, Admiral of the Navy is sometimes held to be senior to the rank of Fleet Admiral and the equivilant of the Army's rank of General of the Armies. Chester William Nimitz (February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966) was the Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces for the United States and Allied forces during World War II. He was the United States leading authority on submarines, as well as Chief of the Navys Bureau of Navigation in 1939. ... Flag Admiral was a proposed rank of the United States Navy during the last year of World War II. It is considered unofficially as a six star Admiral rank, the equivalent to the rank of General of the Armies in the United States Army. ... A Fleet Admiral or a Admiral Of The Fleet, as it was first coined, is a military officer of very high rank and 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. ... General of the Armies of the United States is the highest possible-land based rank in the United States military hierarchy and is traditionally considered a six star General, equal to a Generalissimo. ...


Despite his role in the formation of the United States Navy, John Paul Jones has not been named Admiral of the Navy, in comparison to George Washington who was named General of the Armies in 1976 because of his role in the beginning of the United States. This article is about the American naval commander. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first president of the United States under the U.S. Constitution. ... General of the Armies of the United States is the highest possible-land based rank in the United States military hierarchy and is traditionally considered a six star General, equal to a Generalissimo. ...


See also

U.S. commissioned officer ranks
  Student
Officer
O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10 O-11
(wartime only)
Special
Grade
Navy: MIDN/OC ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM ADM FADM Admiral of
the Navy
Marine Corps: Midn 2ndLt 1stLt Capt Maj LtCol Col BGen MajGen LtGen Gen (no equivalent) (no equivalent)
Army: CDT/OC 2LT 1LT CPT MAJ LTC COL BG MG LTG GEN General of
the Army
General of
the Armies
Air Force: Cadet 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Lt Col Col Brig Gen Maj Gen Lt Gen Gen General of
the Air Force
(no equivalent)
Coast Guard: CDT ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM ADM (no equivalent) (no equivalent)

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Richard Evelyn Byrd, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (1030 words)
At 0830 on 14 March, the body of Admiral Byrd arrived in Washington and was taken to the Fort Myer Chapel, with Rear Adm. Charles B. Martell of the Navy acting as escort commander.
Admiral Byrd's widow, son, and three daughters meanwhile had arrived from Boston and had been escorted to the chapel.
As the Navy Band sounded ruffles and flourishes and the company of troops saluted, the sailors removed the casket from the caisson and, with the chaplain leading, bore it through the cordon of honorary pallbearers and into the chapel.
Admiral (751 words)
The word admiral comes from the Arabic term amir-al-bahr meaning "commander of the seas." Crusaders learned the term during their encounters with the Arabs, perhaps as early as the 11th century.
The United States Navy did not have any Admirals until 1862 because many people felt the title too reminiscent of royalty to be used in the republic's navy.
In 1899 the Navy's one Admiral (Dewey) and 18 Rear Admirals put on the new shoulder marks, as did the other officers when wearing their white uniforms, but kept their stars instead of repeating the sleeve cuff stripes.
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