Corvette Captain is a rank in many navies which theoretically corresponds to command of a corvette (small warship). The equivalent rank in the Commonwealth and USA is Lieutenant-Commander. French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate but larger than a coastal patrol craft. ... The English noun Commonwealth dates originally from the fifteenth century. ... Lieutenant Commander (Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy) is a commissioned officer rank in many navies superior to a Lieutenant and subordinate to a Commander. ...
Notable users of the rank of Corvette Captain in Europe include the navies of France, Germany and Spain. Other users include many Latin American countries.
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