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|Naval officer ranks|
Lieutenant admiral is a senior naval military rank in some countries of the world.
In the Royal Netherlands Navy the rank of lieutenant admiral (Dutch: luitenant-admiraal) is a four star rank, senior to vice admiral (Dutch: vice-admiraal) and equivalent to (full) admiral in most other navies. The rank of admiral is ceremonially reserved for a prince of the house of Oranje-Nassau or the king; but is no longer active.
During the seventeenth century, the senior fleet commanders 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.
Equivlent to OF-8
- Colombia (Almirante de Escuadra)
- France (Vice-amiral d'escadre)
- Italy (Ammiraglio di squadra)
- Poland (Admiał floty)
Equivalent to OF-9
- Brazil (Almirante-de-Esquadra)
- Italy (Ammiraglio de squadra con incarichi speciali)
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