Rank Insignia Comparative Ranks USN Rank Insignia Officers (1941-1943) Enlisted (1941-1943) IJN Rank Insignia Officers (1931-1945) Enlisted (1931-1942) Enlisted (1942-1945)
Comparative Naval Ranks of Main World War II Powers  1939-1945
 
U.S. Navy Captain, Royal Navy Captain, Капитан 2-го ранга ВМФ СССР, 帝 國 海 軍大佐, Kriegsmarine Kapitän zur See
United States 
U.S. Navy
United Kingdom 
Royal Navy
СССР
ВМФ
大日本帝國
帝 國 海 軍
Deutsches Reich
Kriegsmarine
Flag Officers ▪ Адмиралы ▪ 将官 [shōkan] ▪ Admirale
Fleet Admiral Admiral of the Fleet   Адмирал флота 元帥大将 [gensui taishō] Großadmiral
Admiral Admiral Адмирал 海軍大将 [kaigun taishō] Generaladmiral
Admiral
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral Вице-адмирал 海軍中将 [kaigun chūjō] Vizeadmiral
Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Контр-адмирал 海軍少将 [kaigun shōshō] Konteradmiral
Commodore Commodore     Kommodore
Senjor Officers ▪ Старшие офицеры ▪ 佐官 [sakan] ▪ Offiziere
Captain Captain Капитан 1-го ранга 海軍大佐 [kaigun taisa] Kapitän zur See
Commander Commander Капитан 2-го ранга 海軍中佐 [kaigun chūsa] Fregattenkapitän
Lt. Commander   Lt. Commander Капитан 3-го ранга 海軍少佐 [kaigun shōsa] Korvettenkapitän
Junior Officers ▪ Младшие офицеры ▪ 尉官 [ikan] ▪ Offiziere
Lieutenant Lieutenant Капитан-лейтенант 海軍大尉 [kaigun taii] Kapitänleutnant
Lieutenant (JG) Sub-Lieutenant Старший лейтенант 海軍中尉 [kaigun chūi] Oberleutnant zur See
Ensign   Лейтенант 海軍少尉 [kaigun shōi] Leutnant zur See
Midshipman 1st Class Midshipman Младший лейтенант 少尉候補生 [shōi kōhosei] Fähnrich zur See
Warrant Officers ▪ Мичманы ▪ 准士官 [jun shikan] ▪ Bootsleute
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Мичман 兵曹長 [heisō chō] Stabsoberfeldwebel
Oberfeldwebel
Warrant Officer Stabsfeldwebel
Feldwebel
Petty Officers ▪ Старшины ▪ 下士官 [ka shikan] ▪ Maate
Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer    Главный старшина 一等兵曹 [ittō heisō] Obermaat
Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer Старшина 1-й статьи 二等兵曹 [nitō heisō]
Petty Officer 2nd Class Maat
Petty Officer 3rd Class  Leading Seaman Старшина 2-й статьи 三等兵曹 [santō heisō]
Seamen ▪ Матросы ▪ 水兵 [suihei] ▪ Matrosen
Seaman 1st Class Able Seaman Ст. краснофлотец 一等水兵 [ittō suihei] Obergefreiter
Seaman 2nd Class 二等水兵 [nitō suihei] Gefreiter
Ordinary Seaman Краснофлотец 三等水兵 [santō suihei] Obermatrose
Apprentice Seaman 四等水兵 [yontō suihei] Matrose