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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:18 PM
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Imagine my shock when I noticed I had been demoted from First Mate, to a Mere Yeoman, apparently after 500 posts!

Actually I notice that the powers that be have the ranking as follows:
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I'm confused

Shouldn't it go -- Passenger, First Mate, Captain, Admiral

I mean in all the seafaring books I ever read, the First Mate was right under the Captain, who answered only to the Admiral, and a yeoman was a landlubber.

Yeoman of the word unite -- demand your captaincy
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:02 AM
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Imagine my shock when I noticed I had been demoted from First Mate, to a Mere Yeoman, apparently after 500 posts!

Actually I notice that the powers that be have the ranking as follows:
Passenger
First Mate
Yeoman
Admiral

I'm confused

Shouldn't it go -- Passenger, First Mate, Captain, Admiral

I mean in all the seafaring books I ever read, the First Mate was right under the Captain, who answered only to the Admiral, and a yeoman was a landlubber.

Yeoman of the word unite -- demand your captaincy
No, a Yeoman is not a landlubber. In the Navy, a Yeoman is handles corresponcence (traditionally, typing, preparation of reports, etc.) and keep records aboard ship. IOW, a Yeoman is the Navy's equivalent of the Army's company clerk.

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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:57 AM
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Actually, if you want to go the entire Navy officer ranks, they are in ascending order:

Ensign, Lieutenant jg, lieutenant, Lt, commander, Commander, Captain, Commodore, Rear admiral, Vice admiral, Admiral, Admiral of the fleet.

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Old April 20th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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OK...this is interesting...

So, really how does this whole ranking system work?

When we grow up do we get to play Admiral?

(Although it doesn't really matter 'cause we're having a ball playing anyway. I was posting for a long time before I even noticed the ranks)
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Old April 20th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Well, in any event it's pretty clear I was right, "Yeoman" is entirely misplaced and in no way does it fall between First Mate and Admiral. Someone should be embarrassed.
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I think you become an admiral after a thousand posts
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Old April 20th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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Yep, I remember my promotion to Admiral...We had a GREAT time getting me there!

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Yeah I was an "admiral" once, but now a deck scrubber, hey ho.

And I have no idea why.....
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Those of us who have posted in the last year, sort of woke up one morning as a high ranking officer.

There was also a poster complaining about the rank and how unfair it was.

I am pretty sure that on here, Admiral means talks to much!
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We do talk alot! Luanne, go read your "dusty underwear" thread again!

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Dean,

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Actually, if you want to go the entire Navy officer ranks, they are in ascending order:

Ensign, Lieutenant jg, lieutenant, Lt, commander, Commander, Captain, Commodore, Rear admiral, Vice admiral, Admiral, Admiral of the fleet.
Ahhh... Not quite. The U. S. Navy never had a rank called Admiral of the Fleet.

>> In 1903, the Congress created the rank of Admiral of the Navy as the highest rank of the U. S. Navy and the Senate approved the promotion of George Dewey thereto. He was the only person ever promoted to this rank. He was authorized to devise his own insignia, but never actually wore more than four stars.

>> During World War II, the Congress authorized the rank of Fleet Admiral, to rank "above the rank of Admiral," to which three men -- William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King, and Chester W. Nimitz received promotions in 1944 and William F. Halsey, Jr. received a promotion in 1945. Authorization for the rank expired with the death of Fleet Admiral Nimitz in 1966.

So the rank of Admiral of the Navy is considered to be senior to that of Fleet Admiral, but the point really is moot since they never existed at the same time.

Foreign navies, however, have used various titles for a rank above that of Admiral including Grand Admiral and, sure enough, Admiral of the Fleet.

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Norm,

As I understand it, Admiral of the Fleet (or Fleet Admiral) is a 5-star rank, equivalent to the General of the Army rank created by Congress for Dwight Eisenhower, so that he would out-rank his English counterpart, for his position as Supreme Allied Commander.

And, by the way, Wikipedia?? Weren't you the one who razzed me about using it during our white-tie/black-tie discussion..........?

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As I understand it, Admiral of the Fleet (or Fleet Admiral) is a 5-star rank, equivalent to the General of the Army rank created by Congress for Dwight Eisenhower, so that he would out-rank his English counterpart, for his position as Supreme Allied Commander.
The Congress never authorized any rank called "Admiral of the Fleet" in the U. S. Navy. The U. S. Navy did have a five star rank during and after World War II, but the title of that rank was "Fleet Admiral" to which four men received promotions. See my previous post for more details.

At the same time, the U. S. Army had a five star rank called General of the Army, to which five men were promoted -- George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold in 1944 and Omar N. Bradley in 1950. When Congress established the Air Force as a separate service in 1945, the Congress authorized the equivalent rank of General of the Air Force for "Hap" Arnold, the only person ever to hold this title. All authorization for "five star" ranks expired with the death of Omar Bradley in 1981. The equivalent ranks in the British armed forces are Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force. There's a fairly widespread belief that the the Congress decided against the title of Field Marshal because George C. Marshall would receive the first promotion to the new rank.

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And, by the way, Wikipedia?? Weren't you the one who razzed me about using it during our white-tie/black-tie discussion..........?
Yes, which is why I never link to it without first verifying the accuracy of the relevant information contained therein. Some of its articles are very good and others contain errors. In this case, the information appears to be accurate.

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"Dusty Underwear"????? Sounds like something interested got by me again.

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Okay, I may grind the axe regarding my status and position, but what the hell

If I can be an 'hole and drive opinion and talk, and you can call me whatever or agree. 8) If admiral means I get there again because I reply to everything on every board with glib statements,,,,dont think so.

I'll go back to doing it the hard way, ie full contact. Not because you be an admiral by just posting " so Glad" So Sad" and thinking about you
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David,

You clearly would be an admiral if all of your posts could be combined.

You have more aliases on here than anyone.
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You clearly would be an admiral if all of your posts could be combined.

You have more aliases on here than anyone.
David has multiple personalities? Hahahaha how funny
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I'm still waiting for an explanation from Paul or Mike or one of the powers that be of the ranking system, and how a mere yeoman outranks a first mate.
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I wish that there was a way to tell who was an admiral that actually have lots of cruise experience or are a moderator.

When I first started to post I thought that all admirals had something to do with the site or were experts (Most are). I did not realize that you could become an admiral without actually going on a cruise. All you need to do is post a real lot.

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News Flash!!!! It isn't real rank!!! It is just for fun, and for some to complain about.
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Hey All,

I'm not complaining because I'm sure I outrank ALL of you.....My coffee cup says:

HRH
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So, my Loyal Subjects, are you ready to do my bidding?

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