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Imperial High Admiral insignia

High Admiral is a ficticious Imperial rank in the universe of Star Wars that is considered the highest possible rank of the Imperial Navy with the exception of the rank of Grand Admiral. The rank of High Admiral is also junior to the military-political rank of Moff. Imperial High Admiral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Imperial High Admiral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Rank Insignia of the Galactic Empire refers to badges of military rank which were displayed in the Star Wars feature films, used by officers of the Imperial Navy and Army. ... For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... Executor and several escorting star destroyers In the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Imperial Navy, or more properly, the Imperial Starfleet, was the military arm of the Galactic Empire charged with maintaining security in Imperial space. ... Star Wars Grand Admiral Breast Insignia In the Expanded Universe literature of Star Wars, Grand Admiral is a supreme Imperial rank of the Galactic Empire, outranking all other political and military personnel, including Imperial Moffs. ... Definition Grand Moff Insignia In the fictional universe of Star Wars, a Moff is an Imperial rank honorificly bestowed among various servants of the Galactic Empire. ...


An Imperial High Admiral is typically in command over groups of fleets to which the High Admiral commands several subordinate Fleet Admirals. The Imperial Army equivalent of the rank of High Admiral is known as Surface Marshal. A rank of High General does exist, but is considered the equivalent of a Fleet Admiral. Starfleet Fleet Admiral (Movie Era) Star Trek In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Fleet Admiral is the highest commissioned rank of the Starfleet. ... There are a number of possibilities here. ... Hypothetical Surface Marshal insignia Surface Marshal is a military rank used in some science fiction sources to denote an Army or other military officer who commands all military forces on an entire planet. ... High General Tagge High General is a fictional military rank of the Star Wars universe that is considered the equivalent of a Field Marshal or General of the Army in real world militaries. ...

Empire Strikes Back version of High Admiral insignia

While an actual High Admiral has never been seen in a Star Wars film, several unoffical publications have speculated on the appearance of the rank's insignia. Sources from the time frame of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope indicate that the insignia for High Admiral is very similar to that of Moff. Literature from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back proposes the rank insignia to be the same as Fleet Admiral, however with the display of one code cylinder to the right of the rank badge instead of two on either side. High Admiral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... High Admiral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...


High Admirals in the Honorverse

The rank of High Admiral has also appeared in David Weber's Honor Harrington series of novels. First introduced in The Honor of the Queen, the rank of High Admiral is the highest rank in the Grayson Navy, and is usually a rank bestowed upon the senior uniformed officer in the Navy. Two Grayson High Admirals have appeared so far in the Honorverse novels: Bernard Yanakov and Wesley Matthews (who was promoted to High Admiral and became Commander of the Grayson Navy after Yanakov's death in battle) David Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Honor Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ... The Honor of the Queen is David Webers second Honor Harrington novel. ... The Grayson Navy are the space forces for the planet Grayson, a space nation in the Honor Harrington universe created by the science fiction author David Weber. ...


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England Under The Tudors: Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, Lord High Admiral (c.1508-1549) (535 words)
THOMAS SEYMOUR, BARON SEYMOUR OF SUDELEY, Lord High Admiral of England, was fourth son of Sir John Seymour of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, and younger brother of the Protector Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset.
No sooner was Henry VIII dead than the Lord High Admiral tried to secure the princess (afterwards queen) Elizabeth in marriage; and when this project was frustrated he secretly married the late king's widow, Catherine Parr, whose hand he had vainly sought as early as 1543.
He entered into relations with pirates on the western coasts, whom it was his duty as Lord High Admiral to suppress, with a view to securing their support; and when the Protector invaded Scotland in the summer of 1547, Seymour fomented opposition to his authority in his absence.
Lord High Admiral (195 words)
The office of Admiral of England, or Lord Admiral and later Lord High Admiral was created in approximately 1400.
In 1628, Charles I put the office of Lord High Admiral into commission and control of the Royal Navy passed to a committee in the form of the Board of the Admiralty.
Control of the Navy was passed to and from the board and the Lord High Admiral a number of times until 1709 when the powers of the Lord High Admiral were finally vested in the Board of Admiralty.
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