Saturday, February 24, 2024

Admiral of the Navy

 You may not ever have heard of it, but there was once a rank of Admiral of the Navy, which was given to Admiral George Dewey after his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. However, there was never a insignia created that had more stars than the standard one for Admiral. By 1955, the Navy had established that the rank was honorary, and when the rank of Fleet Admiral was created (with five stars), it was specified in a memo that "the rank of Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy shall be considered the senior most rank of the United States Navy."

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