Frigate captain

Summary

Frigate captain
Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O5.svg
Common types of insignia
CountrySee gallery
Service branchNavies
Rank groupSenior officer
NATO rank codeOF-4
Next higher rankShip-of-the-line captain
Next lower rankCorvette captain
Equivalent ranksCommander (Anglophone)

Frigate captain is a naval rank in the naval forces of several countries. Corvette lies one level below Frigate.

It is, usually, equivalent to the Commonwealth/US Navy rank of commander.

Countries using this rank include Argentina, Colombia and Spain (Spanish: capitán de fragata), France (French: capitaine de frégate), Belgium (Dutch: fregatkapitein), Italy (Italian: capitano di fregata), Brazil and Portugal (Portuguese: capitão de fragata) Croatia (Croatian: kapetan fregate) and Germany (German: Fregattenkapitän) .

In the Royal Canadian Navy, capitaine de frégate is the official French language name for the rank of commander.

The NATO rank code is OF-4, the official translation for instance of the German Fregattenkapitän as well as the French capitaine de frégate into English is "commander senior grade".[1]

Germany

Fregattenkapitän is a German Navy line officer rank OF-4 equivalent to Oberstleutnant (en: Lieutenant colonel) in German Army and German Air Force.

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