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ADMIRAL, officer. In some countries is the commander in chief of the naval forces. This office does not exist in the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers, Being the Advent of Sir Francis Austen, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet and Rear-Admiral Charles Austen.
Jane Austen's two brothers were in the navy, both ending as admirals; brother Frank was Admiral of the Fleet. Wool House, taken from Jane's diary, begins on Feb.
Each time a player's character takes part in battle his action are noted by his superiors and crew which may allow him to rise to be Admiral of the Fleet or remain on a lowly frigate.
Sablot), The French Navy in World War II, (Greenwood, 1976); Warren Tute, The Reluctant Enemies (Collins, 1990); Jean-Jacques Antier, Le Sabordage de la Flotte Francaise a Toulon, (Editions de la Cite, 1986); Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, A Sailor's Odyssey, (Hutchinson, 1951); S.W.
William IV, Queen Victoria's uncle, joined the Navy, aged 13, in 1779 and rose to be Admiral of the Fleet.
DIANE Abbott's claim that she is qualified to be the Home Secretary as she understands the Home Office having worked there as a junior (Andrew Marr Show, 28 May), was like someone claiming they are qualified to be the Admiral of the Fleet as they were once a Sea Cadet, and therefore know all there is to know about the Royal Navy!
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
Not quite up there with big brother Charles who Mummy made an Admiral of the Fleet during the 60th anniversary celebrations in 2012 - but there's always Christmas for Andy.
Fred was a young sailor aboard the destroyer HMS Ashanti under the command of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin of Greenwich.
He gains promotion steadily and after surviving many adventures rises to the pinnacle of his profession, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, knighted and eventually made the first Baron Hornblower.
He is equally empathetic when discussing Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe's decision making during the battle of Jutland.