Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. It is usually considered a full admiral (equivalent to full general) and above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet (or fleet admiral). It is usually abbreviated to "Adm" or "ADM". Where relevant, admiral has a NATO code of OF-9, and is a four-star rank.

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Famous quotes containing the word admiral:

    In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)

    I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
    Larry Forrester, U.S. screenwriter, Hideo Oguni, and Ryuzo Kikushima. Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku. Admiral Yamamoto (Soh Yamamura)

    Never forget that you are Germans. Never forget that you are Nazis!
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Admiral Lutjens (Karel Stepanek)