Army & Navy -- Relative Ranks
Posted by Captain Everett on April 03, 1998 at 21:29:25:
In response to Army Ranks, written by Captain Everett on March 27, 1998 at 21:35:51
As I'm on the subject, the following are the "Regulations regarding the relative Ranks and Precedents of Land and Sea Officers."
The Admiral or Commander-in-Chief of his Majesty's Fleet is to rank with a Field Marshal of the Army.
The Admirals with their Flags at the Maintip-mast-head are to have rank with Generals.
Vice-Admirals are to have rank as Lieutenant-Generals.
Rear Admirals are to have rank as Major-Generals.
Commanders with broad Pennents are to have rank as Brigadier-Generals.
Capains commanding Post Ships, after three years from the Date of their first Commissions for a Post Ship, are to rank as Colonels.
All other Captains commanding Post Ships are to have rank as Lieutenant-
Captains of his Majesty's Ships or Vessels, not taking Post, ae to have rank as Majors.
Lieutenants of His Majesty's Ships ae to have rank as Captains.
The Rank and Precedence of Sea Officers, in the classes above mentioned, are to take place according to the seniority of their respective Commissions.
Post Captains commanding Ships or Vessels that do not give Post, ranks only as Majors during their commanding of such Vessels.
Nothing in these Regulations is to authorize any Land Officer to command any of His Majesty's Squadrons or Ships, nor any Sea Officer to command on Land.
Source: General Regulations and Orders for the Army (1811).
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