by Shawn Bohannon

Flag Officers
Flottenadmiral
Admiral
Vizeadmiral
Konteradmiral

Note: The rank of Flottenadmiral was instituted on 25 March 1982, but never bestowed.

Mid-Grade Officers
Kapitän zur See
Fregattenkapitän
Korvettenkapitän

Junior Grade Officers

Kapitänleutnant
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Unterleutnant

Warrant Officers
Stabsoberfähnrich
Stabsfähnrich
Oberfähnrich
Fähnrich

Petty Officers

Stabsobermeister
Obermeister
Meister
Obermaat
Maat

Seamen
Stabsmatrose
Obermatrose
Matrose

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