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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 The rank of admiral is ceremonially reserved for a prince of the house of Oranje-Nassau or the king; but is usually no longer active.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.
The rank was used in the Kingdom of England during the sixteenth century.
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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