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Corvette captain • Lieutenant commander
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Corvette captain is a rank in many navies which theoretically corresponds to command of a corvette (small warship). The equivalent rank in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and USA is lieutenant commander. The Royal Canadian Navy uses bilingual ranks with capitaine de corvette being the French equivalent of Lieutenant commander.
While the NATO rank code is OF-3 the official translation of the rank as per NATO STANAG 2116 varies between "commander junior grade" and "commander" (with the next senior rank being translated as "commander senior grade"). Some NATO members class their corvette captains as OF-4 when they are serving afloat.
The Russian/Soviet equivalent is "captain, 3rd grade" (капита́н 3-го р́анга).
Insignia of a capitaine de corvette in the French navy
Insignia of a capitano di corvetta in the Italian navy
Insignia of a captain, 3rd grade in the Russian navy
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Korvettenkapitän is an OF3 rank equivalent to the Major (en: Major) in Heer and Luftwaffe. The U.S. Navy's rank of Lieutenant commander is equal to Korvettenkapitän in NATO's military hierarchy (classed as OF-3).
Rank insignia includes three stripes on shoulder boards (or rings on sleeves).
German Navy officer rank
(Warrant officer grad)
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