Posted by ESC on September 21, 2000
In Reply to: Rear admiral posted by Carl Goddard on September 21, 2000
: : Why "rear"?
: Search in the traditions of the Royal Navy
I asked a Navy guy. He didn't know the origin, just that there are three grades of admirals: Rear admiral, vice admiral and full admiral. Rear admiral is the lowest of the three.
- Admiral=Arabic "amir-al-bahr" Bruce Kah 09/21/00