Flotilla admiral

Badges of rank sleeve insignia / command flag

Rear Admiral is the rank designation for the lowest flag rank the rank group of flag officers in the German Navy

Other naval forces

Also in the naval forces of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Lithuania there is this rank designation. The Commodore is the Commodore of the Royal Navy or the Rear admiral (lower half) of the U.S. Navy and naval forces and a number of other countries comparable.

Denmark Flotilleadmiral

Finland Lippueamiraali

Germany commodore

Sweden Flottiljamiral

Lithuania Flotilės admirolas


The rank designation Commodore has not existed in the German naval forces until 1945. In the People's Navy of the GDR this ranking name was also not used. In the Navy and the People's Navy, the lowest rank was Admiral of Rear Admiral.