United States Department of the Navy Seal

Symbol of the US Navy

The United States Navy is one of the five military branches of the United States.

History Edit

During the Civil War, the Navy was called the Union Navy. [1] In 1954, the Navy conducted an exhaustive search for the missing aircraft, Vixen 03, until the search was called off by Admiral Walter Bass, when no leads were found. [2]

Officer Ranks Edit

Pay grade Special ¹ O-10 O-9 O-8 O-7 O-6 O-5 O-4 O-3 O-2 O-1
Insignia US-O11 USNavalAdmiralRank US-O9 US-O8 US-O7 US-O6 O5 USMajorInsignia USArmyCaptinsignia 1stLT 1B
Title Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (JG) Ensign
Abbreviation FADM ADM VADM RADM RADM (LH) Capt Comdr LComdr Lt Lt (JG) Ens

No periods are used in actual grade abbreviation, only in press releases to conform with AP standards.

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
  • ¹ Inactive

List of Known Naval Bases Edit

List of Known Officers Edit

List of Known Vessels Edit

References Edit

External Links Edit

Detailed Article on the US Navy from Wikipedia