Ottoman Navy Officer Ranks

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Comparative Ranks

British Rank Ottoman Rank
Admiral of the Fleet Büyük Amiral
Admiral Amiral
Vice-Admiral Vice-Amiral
Rear-Admiral Liva-Amiral
Captain Galion Capitani
Lieutenant-Captain Fregate Capitani
Commander Corvette Capitani
Lieutenant-Commander Birindji Yuzbachi
Lieutenant Yuzbachi
Sub-Lieutenant Mulazim
Midshipman Mehendis

Branches other than the executive branch (or line officers, in U.S. Navy parlance) were distinguished by lace colour between the rank stripes, without the curl above. Doctors were distinguished by       crimson, Engineers by       scarlet, Constructors by       blue and Paymasters by       white.