Ranks in the Royal Canadian Navy

Ranks in the Royal Canadian Navy

The information in this section is drawn from the following documents:

Nowadays, the insignia of rank are the same for both Naval Reserve and Regular Force members. However, during the Second World War, the members of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve were distinguished by the wavy rank insignia they wore. Also, some ranks have been added over the years for non-commissioned members.

 

World War II

2001

Officers Flag Officers
Admiral

Admiral

Vice Admiral

Vice Admiral

Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral

Commodore

Commodore

Senior Officers

Captain

Captain

Commander

Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

SUBLT or COMD OFF

Sub-Lieutenant

Acting Sub Lieutenant

Acting Sub Lieutenant

Midshipmen and Cadets Subordinate Officer

Midshipman and Naval Cadet

Naval Cadet

Other Ranks Non-Commissioned Members

Chief PO 1st Class

Chief Petty Officer First Class

Chief PO 2nd Class

Chief Petty Officer Second Class

Petty Officer 1st Class

Petty Officer First Class

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Petty Officer Second Class

Master Seaman

Leading Seaman

Leading Seaman

Able Seaman

Able Seaman

Ordinary Seaman