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Encyclopedia > Captain Lieutenant
Rank of Captain Lieutenant

Captain Lieutenant or Captain-Lieutenant is a military rank. Image File history File links Russia-navy-shoulder-1994_12-1-.gif File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Russia-navy-shoulder-1994_12-1-.gif File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


In particular, the term Captain Lieutenant may refer to a rank in the Russian Navy, Red Fleet/Soviet Navy and previously Imperial Russian Navy, a rank in the German Navy, and a former rank in the British army. The Russian Navy or VMF (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ... The Soviet Naval ensign The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ... The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ... Russian Navy Jack Russian Navy Ensign The Imperial Russian Navy refers to the Navy of Imperial Russia, before the Soviet Union. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern Air... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


In Russian and other East-European navies it is the most senior junior officer rank. The rank is also used in other countries, such as Brazil and Portugal. In many countries, a Captain Lieutenant is equal to a commonwealth or US naval lieutenant, but this varies.

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Russia

Captain-Lieutenant (Russian: Капитан-лейтенант) is a rank in the Russian Navy below a Captain of the 3rd rank and above a Senior Lieutenant. In Soviet times, it may be achieved as early as an officer's 5th year of service. rank. ... The Russian Navy or VMF (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ... Captain is a nautical term, an organizational title, and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ...


The US Navy considers this rank equivalent to Lieutenant. On the other hand, the Russians assign this rank the two-and-a-half stripe insignia used in Britain and the US for Lieutenant Commanders. Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ...


In terms of responsibilities, officers of this rank may serve as department heads on larger warships, but may also serve as commanding officers of 3rd and 4th rank warships (Russian ship classifications referring to all from Krivak-class frigates to gunboats and minesweepers).


Unlike the equivalent rank in the German Navy, submarines are at least nominally not on the list of eligible positions. This reflects the high status of submarines by Soviet/Russian reckoning, in which all nuclear submarines (SSBN or SSN) are considered 1st rank and large and medium diesels 2nd rank.


Germany

German Kapitänleutnant insignia

Kapitänleutnant is the third lowest officer's rank in the German Navy. The U.S. Navy's rank of Lieutenant is equal to Kapitänleutnant in NATO's military hierarchy. Nevertheless, a Kapitänleutnant (colloquial abbreviation: Kaleun, Kaleu or Kaleut) may command smaller ships (e.g. submarines class 206A) giving the rank responsibilities more along those of a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S or Royal Navies. The commander of the Type VIIC U-boat U 96 in the film "Das Boot" was of this rank, and called "Herr Kaleun" by his crew. Image File history File links GE-NAVY-OF-2a_KptLt. ... Image File history File links GE-NAVY-OF-2a_KptLt. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern Air... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... Das Boot (IPA pronunciation: /das boːt/, German for The Boat) is a feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. ...


Rank insignia includes two-and-a-half stripes on shoulder boards (or rings on sleeves).


In the navies of Finland, Denmark and Norway the same rank is used (Finnish: Kapteeniluutnantti, Danish: Kaptajnløjtnant, Norwegian: Kapteinløytnant). In the Austro-Hungarian Empire this rank was called k.u.k. Linienschiffsleutnant. Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... The abbreviation K. u. ...


UK

Captain-lieutenant was formerly a rank in the British Army; the senior subaltern rank, above lieutenant and below captain. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... A subaltern is a military term for a junior officer. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Captain is a nautical term, an organizational title, and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ...


A regiment's field officers - its colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major - originally commanded their own companies, as well as carrying out their regimental command duties. British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A field officer or field grade officer is an army or marine commissioned officer senior in rank to a company officer but junior to a general officer. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 100-200 soldiers. ...


However, from the 17th century onwards, the colonel increasingly became a patron and ceremonial head instead of an actual tactical commander, with command in the field devolving to the lieutenant colonel. This left the colonel's company without a captain.


The lieutenant of this company thus became its acting captain. This state of affairs was formally recognised with the creation of the rank of captain-lieutenant, with its own entry in the table of prices for the purchase of commissions. The sale of commissions was a common practice through most of the history of the British Army where wealthy and noble officers purchased their rank. ...


The rank was abolished sometime in the early nineteenth century.


France

The French Army of the Ancien Régime used a rank of capitaine-lieutenant very similar to the british one. It was mostly encountered in the Royal Guard (maison miitaire du roi), where the King was officialy captain of most of the Guard companies, but the effective command was in the hands of a captain-lieutenant. D'Artagnan is perhabs the most famous captain-lieutenant in french history, as commander of the first mousquetaire company. Ancien Régime, a French term meaning Former Regime, but rendered in English as Old Rule, Old Order, or simply Old Regime, refers primarily to the aristocratic social and political system established in France under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties. ... La Maison du Roi (House of the King) is a French Army Household Cavalry regiment. ... The statue of dArtagnan in Auch Statue of dArtagnan in Maastricht Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte dArtagnan (c. ... The Musketeers of the Guard (French: Mousquetaires de la Garde) were a fighting company of the military branch of the Maison du Roi, the Kings of France Royal Household. ...


Reference

Polmar, N. (1991) The Naval Institute Guide the Soviet Navy


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