Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Europe

Summary

Rank comparison chart of all navies of European states. Some European countries do not have naval forces, either because they are landlocked Austria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovakia, San Marino and the Vatican (enclaves with Italy), or naval duties provided by another state such as Monaco (provided by France), .

The Cyprus Navy is the naval branch of the Cypriot National Guard. NATO has a scheme for comparative ranks for member countries, non-NATO countries equivalence is determined against this system.

Enlisted (OR 1–9)Edit

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Albanian Naval Force[1]
                 
Kryekapter Kapter Rreshter Tetar Nëntetar Ushtar IV Ushtar III Ushtar II Ushtar I


  Austria No navy


  Belarus No navy


  Belgian Navy[2]
                       
Oppermeester-Chef Oppermeester Eerste meesterchef Eerste meester Meester-chef Meester Tweede meester Eerste kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester Eerste matroos Matroos
Maître principal-Chef Maître-principal Premier-maître chef Premier maître Maître-chef Maître Second-maître 1er Quartier-maître-chef Quartier-maître-chef Quartier maître Premier matelot Matelot
Chefhauptmeister Hauptmeister Erster Chefmeister Erster Meister Meister-Chef Meister Zweiter Meister 1er Oberquartiermeister Oberquartiermeister Quartiermeister 1er Matrose Matrose


  Bosnia and Herzegovina No navy


  Bulgarian Navy[3]
             
Офицерски кандидат
Ofitserski kandidat
Мичман
Mičman
Главен старшина
Glaven starshina
Старшина 1 степен
Starshina 1 stepen
Старшина 2 степен
Starshina 2 stepen
Старши матрос
Starshi matros
Матрос
Matros


  Croatian Navy[4]
                No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Mornar


  Czech Republic No navy


  Royal Danish Navy[5]
                   
Søværnschefsergent Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Sergent SØ Korporal Marinespecialist Marineoverkonstabel Marinekonstabel


  Estonian Navy[6]
                   
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemmaat Maat Nooremmaat Vanemmadrus Madrus


  French Navy[7]
                 
Major Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-maître Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot breveté Matelot


  Finnish Navy[8]
                No insignia
Sotilasmestari
Militärmästare
Ylipursimies
Överbåtsman
Pursimies
Båtsman
Ylikersantti
Översergeant
Kersantti
Sergeant
Alikersantti
Undersergeant
Ylimatruusi
Övermatros
Matruusi
Matros
Alokas
Rekryt


  Georgia No navy


  German Navy[9]
                         
Oberstabs­bootsmann Stabs­bootsmann Haupt­bootsmann Ober­bootsmann Bootsmann Obermaat Maat Oberstabs­gefreiter Stabs­gefreiter Haupt­gefreiter Ober­gefreiter Gefreiter Matrose
  German Navy
(Officer designate)
     
Oberfähnrich zur See Fähnrich zur See Seekadett


  Hellenic Navy[10]
                  
male
 
female
 
male
 
female
Ανθυπασπιστής[a]
Anthypaspistis
Αρχικελευστής
Archikelefstis
Επικελευστής
Epikelefstis
Κελευστής
Kelefstis
Δίοπος
Diopos
Ναύτης
Naftis
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Hungary No navy


  Icelandic Coast Guard[11]
             
Yfir Bátsmaður MS-3 Bátsmaður MS-2 Bátsmaður MS-1 AS-4 AS-3 Háseti AS-2 AS-1


  Irish Naval Service[12]
                No insignia
Warrant officer
Oifigeach barántais
Senior chief petty officer
Ard-mhion-oifigeach sinsearach
Chief petty officer
Ard-mhion-oifigeach
Senior petty officer
Mion-oifigeach sinsearach
Petty officer
Mion-oifigeach
Leading seaman
Mairnéalach ceannais
Able seaman
Mairnéalach inniúil
Ordinary seaman
Mairnéalach
Seaman recruit
Earcach


  Italian Navy[13][14]
                   
         
Sottocapo di Prima Classe Scelto q.s. Sottocapo di Prima Classe Scelto Sottocapo di Prima Classe Sottocapo di seconda Classe Sottocapo di terza Classe
    No insignia
Primo luogotenente q.s.[b] Luogotenente Primo maresciallo Capo di prima classe Capo di seconda classe Capo di terza classe Secondo capo scelto q.s. Secondo capo scelto Secondo capo Sergente Sottocapo Comune di prima classe Comune di seconda classe


  Kosovo No navy


  Latvian Naval Forces[15]
              No insignia
Vecākais virsniekvietnieks Virsniekvietnieks Vecākais bocmanis Bocmanis Seržants Kaprālis Dižmatrozis Matrozis


  Liechtenstein No navy


  Lithuanian Naval Force[16]
                 
Vyresnysis laivūnas Laivūnas Štabo laivūnas Vyresnysis seržantas Seržantas Grandinis Vyresnysis jūreivis Jūreivis Jaunesnysis jūreivis


  Luxemburg No navy
  North Macedonia No navy


  Maritime Squadron of Malta[17]
       
    No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Gunner
(or equivalent)


  Moldova No navy


  Monaco No navy


  Montenegrin Navy[18]
                 
Zastavnik 1 klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1 klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1 klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik


  Royal Netherlands Navy[19]
 
   
 
     
Adjudant onderofficer/
Opperschipper
Sergeant-majoor/
Schipper
Sergeant/
Bootsman
Korporaal/
Kwartiermeester
Matroos/
Marinier der 1e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 2e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 3e klasse


  Royal Norwegian Navy[20]
                         
Sjefsmester Flaggmester Orlogsmester Flotiljemester Skvadronmester Senior kvartermester Kvartermester Ledende konstabel Konstabel Senior visekonstabel Visekonstabel Ledende menig Menig


  Polish Navy[21]
                     
Starszy chorąży sztabowy marynarki Starszy chorąży marynarki Chorąży marynarki Młodszy chorąży marynarki Starszy bosman Bosman Bosmanmat Starszy mat Mat Starszy marynarz Marynarz
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Portuguese Navy[22]
                    No insignia No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Subsargento Cabo-mor Cabo Primeiro-marinheiro Segundo-marinheiro Primeiro-grumete Segundo-grumete


  Romanian Naval Forces[23]
                     
Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal clasa I Caporal clasa a II-a Caporal clasa a III-a Fruntaş Soldat


  Russian Navy[24]
               
Старший мичман
Starshy michman
Мичман
Michman
Главный корабельный старшина
Glavny korabelny starshina
Главный старшина
Glavny starshina
Старшина 1 статьи
Starshina 1 statji
Старшина 2 статьи
Starshina 2 statji
Старший матрос
Starshy matros
Матрос
Matros


  San Marino No navy


  Serbian River Flotilla[25]
                No insignia
Заставник I класе
Zastavnik I klase
Заставник
Zastavnik
Старији Водник I класе
Stariji Vodnik I klase
Старији Водник
Stariji Vodnik
Водник
Vodnik
Млађи водник
Mlađi vodnik
Десетар
Desetar
Разводник
Razvodnik
Војник
Vojnik


  Slovakia No navy


  Slovenia Navy[26]
                       
Višji štabni praporščak Štabni praporščak Višji praporščak Praporščak Višji štabni vodnik Štabni vodnik Višji vodnik Vodnik Naddesetnik Desetnik Poddesetnik Vojak


  Spanish Navy[27]
                   
Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Marinero de primera Marinero


  Swedish Navy[28]
                     
     
Menig 2 Menig 1 Menig
Flottiljförvaltare Förvaltare Fanjunkare Översergeant Sergeant Överfurir Furir Korpral Vicekorpral Menig 4 Menig 3


  Turkish Naval Forces[29]
                      No insignia
Astsubay kıdemli başçavuş Astsubay başçavuş Astsubay kıdemli üstçavuş Astsubay üstçavuş Astsubay kıdemli çavuş Astsubay çavuş Astsubay astçavuş Uzman çavuş Çavuş Uzman onbaşı Onbaşı Er


  Ukrainian Navy[30]
                   
Головний майстер-старшина
Holovnyy mayster-starshyna
Старший майстер-старшина
Starshyy mayster-starshyna
Майстер-старшина
Mayster-starshyna
Штаб-старшина
Shtab-starshyna
Головний корабельний старшина
Holovnyy korabelʹnyy starshyna
Головний старшина
Holovnyy starshyna
Старшина 1-ої статті
Starshyna 1-oyi statti
Старшина 2-ої статті
Starshyna 2-oyi statti
Старший матрос
Starshyy matros
Матрос
Matros


  Royal Navy[31]
       
   
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading rate Able rate


  Corps of Royal Marines[32]
         
    No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Marine


  Vatican City No navy
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Greece has only one level of Warrant Officer. According to the current issue (2021) of STANAG 2116, the Greek Warrant Officers are included in OR-9, however they are afforded the privileges of an officer. See STANAG 2116 note 29, page D-9
  2. ^ q.s. - (qualifica speciale - special rank)

ReferencesEdit

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See alsoEdit