Admiral was a senior flag officer in most navies. Admirals generally commanded large groups of vessels, or had high-responsibility staff positions.

In was used in two ways:

  • a specific rank, higher than Rear Admiral but lower than Admiral of the Fleet;
  • a form of address for any rank that included Admiral as part of it (e.g. Rear Admiral).

See Ranks for comparisons of ranks in various armed services.

Known Admirals