|Naval officer ranks|
Admiral of the fleet • Fleet admiral • Grand admiral
Admiral of the navy is a senior-most rank of a naval service. Some navies use the term admiral of the navy as a title bestowed upon a fleet admiral or other senior naval official.
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Germany[edit | edit source]
United States[edit | edit source]
George Dewey is the only American naval officer ever promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of admiral of the navy. He was promoted on March 24, 1903, retroactive to March 2, 1899. In 1944 the U.S. Navy Department declared the newly created five-star rank of fleet admiral to be junior to George Dewey's rank.
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