Passed Midshipman

A passed midshipman, sometimes called as "midshipman, passed", is a term used historically in the 19th century to describe a midshipman who had passed the lieutenant's exam and was eligible for promotion to lieutenant as soon as there was a vacancy in that grade.

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Passed Midshipman - United States Navy
... Passed midshipman was first used in 1819, and unlike the Royal Navy was an official rank of the United States Navy ... The term midshipman came to mean an officer that passed his exams, while a cadet midshipman was one that had not or was still an undergraduate ... promoted to the grade of ensign after midshipman, rather than lieutenant ...

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