rear admiral

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rear admiral

an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral

Rear Admiral


(Russian, kontr-admiral; from French, contre-amiral), the lowest (junior) admiral’s rank in the navies of the majority of states, corresponding to the rank of major general in the ground forces. In Russia the rank of rear admiral was introduced in 1699; for a time in the early 18th century, the Russian Navy had the ranks of shautbenakht and arir-admiral instead. The rank of rear admiral was definitively established by the Table of Ranks of Jan. 24, 1722. In the Soviet Navy the rank of rear admiral was reintroduced by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 7, 1940.

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Rear Admiral Perera joined the Sri Lanka Navy on August 23, 1978.
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Rear Admiral Thornvist can count on my full support and that of the European
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