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Lieutenant admiral is a senior naval military rank in some countries of the world.
In the Royal Netherlands Navy the rank of lieutenant admiral (Dutch: luitenant-admiraal) is a four star rank, senior to vice admiral (Dutch: vice-admiraal) and equivalent to (full) admiral in most other navies. The rank of admiral is ceremonially reserved for a prince of the house of Oranje-Nassau or the king; but is usually no longer active. It is used whenever the Commandant der Strijdkrachten (Dutch for Commander of the Armed Forces) is a Navy-officer.
During the seventeenth century, the senior Dutch fleet commanders Michiel de Ruyter and Cornelis Tromp, had the rank of lieutenant admiral-general (Dutch: luitenant-admiraal-generaal) to distinguish them from other naval officers with the rank of lieutenant admiral.
The Swedish word for Lieutenant admiral is: amiralitetslöjtnant.
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