rear admiral

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rear admiral

an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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