Frigate captain

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Naval officer ranks
Flag officers:

Admiral of the fleetFleet admiralGrand admiral
AdmiralGeneral admiral
Vice admiralSquadron vice-admiralLieutenant admiral
Rear admiralCounter admiralDivisional admiral
CommodoreFlotilla admiral

Senior officers:

CaptainCapt at seaCapt of sea and warShip-of-the-line Capt
CommanderFrigate captain
Lieutenant commanderCorvette captain

Junior officers:

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

Frigate captain is a naval rank in the naval forces of several countries.

It is, usually, equivalent to the Commonwealth/US Navy rank of commander.

Countries using this rank include Argentina and Spain (Spanish: capitán de fragata), France (French: capitaine de frégate), Belgium (Dutch: fregatkapitein), Italy (Italian: capitano di fregata), Brasil and Portugal (Portuguese: capitão de fragata) Croatia (Croatian: kapetan fregate ) and Germany (German: Fregattenkapitän) .

In the Royal Canadian Navy, capitaine de frégate is the official French language name for the rank of commander.

The NATO rank code is OF-4, the official translation for instance of the German Fregattenkapitän as well as the French capitaine de frégate into English is "commander senior grade".[1]

The Russian/Soviet equivalent is "captain of the 2nd rank" (капитан 2-го ранга)

Germany[edit]

Naval Ensign of Germany.svg
Fregattenkapitän
MDS 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp.svg MDJA 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp Lu.svg MA OG5 52 Fregattenkapitän.svg
shoulder board / cuff title / mounting loop
Rank insignia German officer rank
Introduction
Rank group Commissioned officers
Navy Fregattenkapitän
Army / Air Force Oberstleutnant
NATO
equivalent
OF-4
Army Lieutenant colonel
Navy Commander

Fregattenkapitän is an OF4 rank equivalent to the Oberstleutnant (en: Lieutenant colonel) in Heer and Luftwaffe.[2] The U.S. Navy's rank of Lieutenant commander is equal to Korvettenkapitän in NATO's military hierarchy (classed as OF-4).[3]

Rank insignia includes three stripes on shoulder boards (or rings on sleeves).

junior Rank
Korvettenkapitän
Bundeswehr Logo Marine with lettering.svg
German Navy officer rank
Fregattenkapitän
senior Rank
Kapitän zur See

References[edit]

  1. ^ NATO STANAG 2116 of 25 February 2010
  2. ^ official rank table of the German Navy
  3. ^ NATO STANAG 2116