Admiralissimo

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Admiralissimo is an informal title for a chief naval officer,[1] usually inferring supreme naval command. It does not correspond to any particular rank, probably derives from Italian, and is a naval equivalent of generalissimo.

List of senior naval officers referred to as admiralissimo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles à Court Repington (1 March 2001). The First World War: Personal Experiences. Simon Publications LLC. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-931313-72-8. 
  2. ^ Edward Hamilton Currey (1928). Sea Wolves of the Mediterranean. Library of Alexandria. ISBN 978-1-4655-3746-1. 
  3. ^ Robert K. Massie (1 September 2013). Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea. Head of Zeus. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-78185-669-7. 
  4. ^ Dr Robert L Davison (28 July 2013). The Challenges of Command: The Royal Navy's Executive Branch Officers, 1880-1919. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 978-1-4094-8241-3. 
  5. ^ CHAP 378, "An act creating the office of Admiral of the Navy", United States Congress
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