rear admiral

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rear admiral an admiral junior to a vice admiral
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rear admiral an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See Admiral.
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Usage

In literature:

Admiral Timworth was standing at the rear of his cabin when the subordinate officers entered.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
A proclamation was then read by Rear-Admiral Patey, formerly setting out the occupation.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Thomas, his gallant conduct admired by Rear-admiral Martin, ii.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
By REAR-ADMIRAL W. H. SMYTH, D.C.L., Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
Rooke, Sir George, Rear Admiral, captures Gibraltar, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Clark, Rear-Admiral Bouverie F., R.N., 106.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Rear Admiral Moore automatically took up command of the British fleet while his senior officer was making these changes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Two rear admirals, Hood and Arbuthnot, went down with their ships.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Captain Dawson was but a few paces to the rear of Vose Adams's mule, whose surety of step he admired and tried to imitate.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Sims, Rear Admiral and Mrs. William S, 578.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
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In poetry:

Her noble mind delights to rear
In early fortitude, her boy;
That he the voice of God may hear,
With admiration's awful joy!
"The Swan" by William Hayley
The brave REAR-ADMIRAL BAILEY PIP,
Commanding that magnificent ship,
Perceived one day, his glasses through,
The kings that came from Chickeraboo.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The great REAR-ADMIRAL BAILEY PIP
Embarked on board his jolly big ship,
Blue Peter flew from his lofty fore,
And off he sailed to his native shore.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But reared by care, within the garden neat,
Luxuriant chances beautify the whole;
While poison lurks beneath each painted sweet,
And shoots a sorrow thro' the admiring soul.
"A Dream Of Glory" by Albery Allson Whitman

In news:

Lloyd Abbot Jr, Navy rear admiral who led flights to Antarctica, dies at 94.
Cohen, Rear Admiral USN (ret), Joins Halo Board.
Text of Rear Admiral Brice-O'Hara's statement on CG search and rescue efforts.
Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara Statement.
8 reserve captains tapped for rear admiral.
Jamie Barnett, a retired US Navy rear admiral, is, senior vice president of national security policy at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
Line of Business, Joe Maglitta, Vice President and Editorial Director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, catches up with US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Keith Taylor at the MIT Sloan CFO Summit in Boston, MA.
Rear admiral visits New London school.
In studio guests Alison Rubel, the President & COO of Illinois USO and Commander of the Navy Region Midwest and Rear Admiral Williamson discuss what it's like for servicemen and woman to be away during Thanksgiving.
Matson Navigation Company Inc says this is the second time the company has received the Coast Guard's Rear Admiral William M Benkert Marine Environmental Award for Excellence.
The ship sank with more than 80 percent of its 1,500-man crew, including Rear Admiral Isaac C Kidd.
Landymore as well as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Jeffry Brock, Lund recounted in an article for the naval and military museum at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C.
Retired rear admiral, highest-ranking officer to come out, recalls 'living in a fishbowl'.
Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, Commander, Submarine Group Two, (center) served as guest speaker at the ceremony.
Rear Admiral James R Stark.
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