Royal Hellenic Navy rank insignia

Summary

This article contains the rank insignia of the Royal Hellenic Navy (until 1973).

WWI era

Officer ranks

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece RHN-OF9-sleeve (WWI).svg RHN-OF8-sleeve (WWI).svg GR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF5-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF4-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF3-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF2-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF1b-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF1-sleeve.svg
Admiral
Ναύαρχος
Vice Admiral
Ἀντιναύαρχος
Rear Admiral
Ὑποναύαρχος
Captain
Πλοίαρχος
Commander
Ἀντιπλοίαρχος
Lieutenant-Commander
Πλωτάρχης
Lieutenant
Ὑποπλοίαρχος
Sub-Lieutenant
Ἀνθυποπλοίαρχος
Ensign
Σημαιοφόρος

Other ranks

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece Master chief petty.svg RHN-OR6 (WWI).svg RHN-OR5 (WWI).svg RHN-OR4 (WWI).svg RHN-OR3 (WWI).svg RHN-OR2 (WWI).svg No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer
Ἐπικελευστῆς
Chief Petty Officer
Κελευστῆς
Petty officer, 1st class
Ὑποκελευστῆς Ἀ΄
Petty officer, 2nd class
Ὑποκελευστῆς Β΄
Leading Seaman
Δίοπος
Able Seaman
Ὑποδίοπος
Seaman
Ναύτης

1936–1973

Officer ranks

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece RHN-Adm-of-the-Fleet-shoulder.SVGGR-RNavy-OF10-sleeve.svg RHN-Admiral-shoulder.svgRHN-OF9-sleeve (WWI).svg RHN-VAdm-shoulder.svgRHN-OF8-sleeve (WWI).svg RHN-RAdm-shoulder.svgGR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg RHN-Commodore-shoulder.svgGR-Navy-OF6-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF5-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF4-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF3-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF2-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF1b-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-OF1-sleeve.svg
Admiral of the Fleet
Στολάρχης
Admiral
Ναύαρχος
Vice Admiral
Ἀντιναύαρχος
Rear Admiral
Ὑποναύαρχος
Commodore
Ἀρχιπλοίαρχος
Captain
Πλοίαρχος
Commander
Ἀντιπλοίαρχος
Lieutenant-Commander
Πλωτάρχης
Lieutenant
Ὑποπλοίαρχος
Sub-Lieutenant
Ἀνθυποπλοίαρχος
Ensign
Σημαιοφόρος

1 The rank was instituted in 1939 for King George II, and was held only by his successors, King Paul and King Constantine II.

Other ranks

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece RHN-OR9 (WWII).svg RHN-OR8 (WWII).svg Master chief petty.svg RHN-OR6 (WWI).svg RHN-OR5 (WWI).svg RHN-OR4 (WWI).svg RHN-OR3 (WWI).svg RHN-OR2 (WWI).svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Ἀνθυπασπιστῆς Ἀ΄
Warrant Officer Class 2
Ἀνθυπασπιστῆς Β΄
Master Chief Petty Officer
Ἐπικελευστῆς
Chief Petty Officer
Κελευστῆς
Petty officer, 1st class
Ὑποκελευστῆς Ἀ΄
Petty officer, 2nd class
Ὑποκελευστῆς Β΄
Leading Seaman
Δίοπος
Able Seaman
Ὑποδίοπος
Seaman
Ναύτης

See also

References