Corvette lieutenant

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Hierarchy of naval officer ranks
Flag officers:

Admiral of the navy
Admiral of the fleetFleet admiralGrand admiral
AdmiralGeneral admiral
Lieutenant admiralVice admiral
Counter admiralRear admiralSchout-bij-nacht
Commodore admiralFlotilla admiral
Admiral-superintendentPort admiral

Senior officers:

CommodoreFleet captain
Post captainCaptainCaptain at sea
Captain of sea and warShip-of-the-line captain
CommanderFrigate captain
Captain of the port

Junior officers:

Corvette captainLieutenant commander
Captain lieutenantLieutenantShip-of-the-line lieutenant
Frigate lieutenantLieutenant (junior grade)Sub-lieutenant
Corvette lieutenantEnsign
Flag lieutenant

Officers in training:

Passed midshipmanMidshipman
Naval cadet

Corvette lieutenant is a rank in some navies, especially those of Spain and Latin America, roughly equivalent to a Royal Navy acting sub-lieutenant or a US Navy ensign.

The rank did exist in the French Navy during the Ancien Régime, but has now been replaced with ship of the line ensign (second class) (French: enseigne de vaisseau de deuxième classe).

The NATO rank code is OF-1 (junior)

Austria-Hungary[edit]

Insignia of a Seefähnrich also worn by Korvettenleutnants

In the Austro-Hungarian Navy the rank of Korvettenleutnant or tengerészzászlós was the lowest officer rank. Usually only reserve officers were commissioned as Korvettenleutnant. Professional officers would be commissioned as Fregattenleutnant, the next higher rank. Korvettenleutnants would wear the same rank insignia as Seefähnriche.

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