Admiral of the Fleet


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Admiral of the Fleet

n.
1. The highest rank in the US Navy, equivalent to General of the Army.
2. One who holds this rank. In both senses also called Fleet Admiral.
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A huge 24pounder, it was aboard Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell's 90-gun flagship HMS Association when she and four other ships were wrecked off the Scilly Isles in 1707.
When I was nine I wrote to the MoD to ask if I could be admiral of the fleet.
FORMER Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollack, who retired to Wales and became a councillor, has died aged 89.
The Cunningham papers: selections from the private and official correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, v.
In 1863 Frank was made Admiral of the Fleet under Queen Victoria.
Jane Austen's two brothers were in the navy, both ending as admirals; brother Frank was Admiral of the Fleet.
I note Baca wears five stars, (like generals of the Army Eisenhower, Marshall, Bradley and Admiral of the Fleet Nimitz) and Parks ``only'' rates four stars (like Army Gens.
Each time a player's character takes part in battle his action are noted by his superiors and crew which may allow him to rise to be Admiral of the Fleet or remain on a lowly frigate.
Sablot), The French Navy in World War II, (Greenwood, 1976); Warren Tute, The Reluctant Enemies (Collins, 1990); Jean-Jacques Antier, Le Sabordage de la Flotte Francaise a Toulon, (Editions de la Cite, 1986); Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, A Sailor's Odyssey, (Hutchinson, 1951); S.
revision of the articles of war (1749), and the creation of a permanent corps of marines (1755); First Lord of the Admiralty (1751-1756, 1757-1762), and created admiral of the fleet in recognition of his services (1761); died on June 6, 1762.
William IV, Queen Victoria's uncle, joined the Navy, aged 13, in 1779 and rose to be Admiral of the Fleet.
DIANE Abbott's claim that she is qualified to be the Home Secretary as she understands the Home Office having worked there as a junior (Andrew Marr Show, 28 May), was like someone claiming they are qualified to be the Admiral of the Fleet as they were once a Sea Cadet, and therefore know all there is to know about the Royal Navy