Lieutenant admiral

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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

Lieutenant admiral is a senior naval military rank in some countries of the world. The rank is considered by many nations[who?] to be a direct equivalent of a vice admiral.

In the Royal Netherlands Navy the rank of lieutenant admiral (Dutch: luitenant-admiraal) is senior to vice admiral (Dutch: vice-admiraal) and equivalent to admiral in most other navies. The rank of admiral is reserved for a prince of the house of Oranje-Nassau or the king.

During the seventeenth century, Michiel de Ruyter and Cornelis Tromp, had the rank of lieutenant admiral general (Dutch: luitenant-admiraal-generaal) to distinguish them from other naval officers with the rank lieutenant admiral.

The Swedish word for Lieutenant admiral is: amiralitetslöjtnant.